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Montana Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) assists eligible Montana residents and families with their heating and cooling costs. LIEAP is federally funded through the Department of Health and Human Services. The Federal government establishes funding levels annually.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Montana and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State's Median Income:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,702
2 $28,379
3 $35,057
4 $41,734
5 $48,412
6 $55,089
7 $56,341
8 $57,593

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To find out where to apply for energy assistance, contact the Montana Citizen's Advocate, toll-free, at 1-800-332-2272 or visit the following site for a list of agency locations:
http://dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/energyassistance/eligibilityoffices

Program Contact Information

For more information, please call toll-free: 1-800-332-2272