> New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides subsidies to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. LIHEAP funds can also be used for energy crisis intervention and low cost residential weatherization and other energy related home repairs. Applications are accepted beginning on November 1 and ending on March 31 for both heating and cooling assistance costs. Persons applying for LIHEAP should present: Social Security Card, Driver's license or birth certificate, Proof of residence, Current fuel/utility bill showing account number and the name, address, telephone number of the dealer, proof of earnings and any other requested documentation. Renters who pay their share of the heat must present a copy of the lease or an affidavit from the landlord. Persons who live in public housing and/or receive rental assistance are not eligible, unless they pay their own heating or cooling costs directly to the fuel suppliers.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $23,400 if one person lives in the household; $31,500 if two people live in the household; $39,600 if three people live in the household; $47,700 if four people live in the household; $55,800 if five people live in the household; $63,900 if six people live in the household; $72,000 if seven people live in the household; and $80,100 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $2,124 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for LIHEAP, please visit the New Jersey LIHEAP website to download an application, at the following location:
Applications must be submitted to your authorized local community action agency or community based organization in your area. To find your local agency please visit:
Program Contact Information:
To apply for LIHEAP, please visit our website to download an application and to locate an authorized local community action agency or community based organization in your area:
For persons age 60 or over, or who are disabled, applications may be received and returned by mail. Other households may apply by mail at the discretion of the local agency.
For further information, call the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Hotline (toll-free) at: