New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides subsidies to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. LIHEAP funds can also be used for energy crisis intervention and...
What is New Jersey Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program?
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).
The New Jersey LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
- Bill payment assistance.
- Energy crisis assistance.
- Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.
The LIHEAP program in your community determines if your household's income qualifies for the program.
You must be a resident of the state of New Jersey and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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The New Jersey LIHEAP program may also require households to meet additional eligibility criteria to receive LIHEAP assistance.
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.