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Posted November 19th, 2013 in Washington Appliances and tagged by admin

The Federal LIHEAP program provides free government assistance for heating, cooling, appliances, to low income, elderly and disabled  families in Washington.  Washington State LIHEAP distributes money from a federally funded block grant to low-income households in Washington State to help pay for home heating. The goal? Keep our most at-risk neighbors safe. LIHEAP offers assistance to low-income households with young children, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly. These groups are the most vulnerable to health risks associated with inadequately heated homes. LIHEAP helps low-income households with high energy burdens. Often, households with the lowest incomes have the highest energy costs.

When people cannot pay their energy bills, they may seek dangerous alternative heating methods–like charcoal heaters or malfunctioning portable heaters and space heaters. They may also simply turn the heat down and suffer from a dangerously uncomfortable home, or worse, hypothermia. LIHEAP is federally funded to help low-income households cope with their energy costs and keep their homes safe and healthy.

Once you apply and are approved, you will be notified of your award amount.  This information will be given to your utility company and the award will be applied to your bill. If your need is critical, the Department of Commerce will work with you and your utility company help to get you the help you need.  Most local agencies will begin accepting applications around October, if federal funding is available. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

LIHEAP Eligibility Guidelines

Below are basic eligibility guidelines. Remember, these are just guidelines. Actual LIHEAP eligibility must be determined by the LIHEAP provider in your community. To do so, you’ll need to schedule an energy assistance appointment with the agency that provides LIHEAP services in your area. This information may be located on the “How To Apply” page.

Basic LIHEAP eligibility is outlined as follows:

  1. Your household has not received a LIHEAP energy assistance grant during the current program year, October 1st thru June 30th.
  2. Your household pays for residential home heating costs either directly to an energy vendor or indirectly through rent.
  3. The household’s average monthly income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty level (FPL).  Below is a chart of the current income levels by household for the current program year.
    Note: There are various deductions and exclusions allowed for different types of income. Your household’s actual income must be calculated by the LIHEAP provider in your area.
Household
Size
Annual Income Average Monthly Income Average Monthly Income for Wage Earners
​1 ​                       $13,963 ​                  $1,164 ​                            $1,454
​2                      ​$18,913 ​                  $1,576                             ​$1,970
​3 ​                     $23,863                   ​$1,989 ​                            $2,486
​4                      $​28,813 ​                  $2,401                             ​$3,001
​5 ​                     $33,763 ​                  $2,814                             ​$3,517
​6                      $​38,713                   ​$3,226                             ​$4,033
​7 ​                     $43,663 ​                  $3,639                             ​$4,548
​8 ​                     $48,613 ​                  $4,051                             ​$5,064
​9 ​                     $53,563                  ​$4,464                             ​$5,579
​10 ​                     $58,513                  ​$4,876                             ​$6,095
​11 ​                     $63,463                  ​$5,289                             ​$6,611
​12                      $68,413                  ​$5,701                             ​$7,126
​13                      $73,363                  ​$6,114                             ​$7,642
​14                      $​78,313 ​                 $6,526 ​                            $8,158
​15                      $​83,263                  ​$6,939                             ​$8,673
​16                      $​88,213                  ​$7,351                             ​$9,189
​17                      $​93,163                  ​$7,764                             ​$9,704
​18                      $​98,113                  ​$8,176                             ​$10,220
​19                      $​103,063                  ​$8,589                             ​$10,736
​20                      $​108,013                  ​$9,001                             ​$11,251
​21                      $​112,963                  ​$9,414                             ​$11,767
​22                      $​117,913                  ​$9,826                             ​$12,283
​23                       $​122,863                  ​$10,239                             ​$12,798
​24                       $​127,813           ​       $10,651                             ​$13,314

Contact

Mr. Tony M. Hanson
LIHEAP Program Manager
Department of Commerce
906 Columbia Street, S.W.
P.O. Box 48350
Olympia, Washington 98504-8350
TEL: (360) 725-2866
FAX: (360) 586-0489
E-MAIL: tony.hanson@commerce.wa.gov
WEB SITE: www.liheapwa.org