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LIHEAP


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded assistance program used to help customers with their home heating needs. The Department of Human Services administers the grant program that do not need to be paid back. If you qualify for these grants, the funds can be applied directly to your Peoples account.

Homeowners or renters may be eligible to receive LIHEAP funds if your household income does not exceed the following guidelines:

2019-2020 LIHEAP/Crisis Eligibility Guidelines

Family SizeMonthYear

1

$1,561

$18,735

2

$2,114

$25,365

3

$2,666

$31,995

4

$3,219

$38,625

5

$3,771

$45,255

6

$4,324

$51,885

7

$4,876

$58,515

8

$5,429

$65,145

For each person, add:

$553

$6,630

LIHEAP CRISIS - PA

For customers in Pennsylvania, there is a CRISIS option under LIHEAP. Households experiencing a heating crisis may be eligible for additional benefits through LIHEAP.

Emergency situations include:

  • Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that need to be fixed or replaced

  • Lack of fuel

  • The main heating source or secondary heating source (used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off

  • Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply)

  • Danger of having utility service terminated (you've received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)

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