PA LIHEAP Accepting Applications Starting Nov. 2; Preseason Applications Delayed

The Department of Human Services will begin accepting applications for the FY 2020-21 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The PPA has received a notification from the Department of Human Services the distribution of preseason applications have been delayed which will most likely create a processing backlog as we enter into the heating season.

The minimum cash benefit that can be received is $200 and the maximum is $1000, and the crisis maximum – the benefit for people who meet the poverty limits and are in jeopardy of having their heating utility service terminated – is being raised to $800, up from last year’s $600.

The income eligibility limits this year begins for a one person household at $19,140 and for each additional person in the household add $6,720.

There are three ways to apply For LIHEAP–

Online through the COMPASS website.

On Paper by downloading a paper application and returning it to the local county assistance office;

In-Person visit the local county assistance office.

            Click Here for the full announcement.

            For more information, visit the DHS Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program webpage.

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