> West Virginia Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
The West Virginia Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) assists eligible households with the cost of home heating through direct cash payments or payments to utility companies on their behalf. A crisis component is available for households without resources facing the loss of a heating source. Eligibility for both program components is based on a combination of factors, including income, type of heating payment, and total heating costs.
The Division of Family Assistance (DFA) operates LIEAP in each of the DHHR field offices for a short time each winter, usually beginning with a mail-out to targeted households. In addition, DFA contracts with the Community Action network and with regional Agency on Aging offices to perform outreach and accept LIEAP applications at their local sites.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of West Virginia, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; and $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
Online applications are available at the following location:
Program Contact Information:
For more information about West Virginia LIEAP, please visit:
If you have questions, please contact your local county office: