Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Energy Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Nebraska Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source.

Eligibility is based on a household's resources and income. Some resources aren't counted like your home, one car, and personal belongings such as furniture and clothing. The resource limit is $25,000. Resources that are counted include cash, checking and savings accounts, time certificates, CD's, stocks, bonds and property other than your home.

Administration

Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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.

 

 

 

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,082
2 $19,094
3 $24,105
4 $29,116
5 $34,127
6 $39,138
7 $44,150
8 $49,161

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,011 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply online for Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and all other benefit programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services please fill out an application using ACCESSNebraska.

Interviews are required for most programs. They are scheduled on receipt of the application. You can call and complete an interview the next business day after the submission of your application.

You may also use the self-screening tool to see what programs to apply for. If you are uncertain what to apply for, please use this tool.

Please contact the local administering agency near you for further questions or to set up an interview.

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