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Rhode Island Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Rhode Island Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP is an assistance program designed to help low income households with home heating costs.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island 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 $27,951
2 $36,551
3 $45,152
4 $53,752
5 $62,353
6 $70,953
7 $72,565
8 $74,178

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

If you would like information on how and where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and/or other services that may be available to you, call your local community action agency:
http://www.energy.ri.gov/lowincome/cap.php

Program Contact Information

For more information on this program, please visit the following website: http://www.energy.ri.gov/lowincome/liheap.php