> Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available to help those with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of your electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source. Grant amounts are based on your income, type of residence, and the type of fuel that is used. To be eligible for crisis assistance you must meet the resource and income guidelines, have attempted to keep your utility bills current but unforeseen circumstances have created the crisis. In most instances the LIHEAP payment will be sent to the utility providers. There is also a cooling program that is available to households in the summer. In order to be eligible for the cooling program there must be someone in the household that is age 70 or older or meets some specific medical conditions that makes that person susceptible to heat. The household must still meet the resource and income guidelines.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nebraska, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $13,537 if one person lives in the household; $18,212 if two people live in the household; $22,887 if three people live in the household; $27,562 if four people live in the household; $32,237 if five people live in the household; $36,912 if six people live in the household; $41,587 if seven people live in the household; $46,262 if eight people live in the household; and $50,002 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,675 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
Program Contact Information:
Please visit the Nebraska LIHEAP website for more information:
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