PA Dept. Of Human Services Extends Deadline For LIHEAP Assistance To June 17

On May 19, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead announced the deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season has been extended to June 17.

“The LIHEAP season is closing for the year on June 17, so Pennsylvanians who may still need help with their heating bills should apply now,” said Secretary Snead. “LIHEAP helps some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens – children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families – make ends meet and keep their homes safer. If you are having trouble paying bills from this winter, please apply by June 17 so LIHEAP can help ease this burden.”

Pennsylvanians can apply for LIHEAP and other public assistance programs online at and can also apply for Medical Assistance (MA) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by phone at 1-866-550-4355.

On-site County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients cannot access online services or need assistance that cannot be accessed through the COMPASS website, the myCOMPASS PA mobile app, or by calling the Customer Service Centers at 215-560-7226 for Philadelphia clients or 1-877-395-8930 for clients in all other counties.

Visit the DHS Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program webpage to learn more.

Click Here for helpful tips on saving money on utility costs.

            Also visit the Public Utility Commission’s Utility Assistance Programs webpage for assistance available through energy utilities.

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