Washington Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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

Overview

Washington Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) services are provided to the public through a network of 26 local community-based nonprofit organizations and local municipalities. Services include energy assistance, client conservation education, furnace repair and replacement, and weatherization. Energy assistance benefits are paid directly to energy providers and are based on a portion of a household's annual home heating costs.

 

Administration

Washington 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 Washington and your household must pay for home heating costs (either directly or through rent).

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 $15,175
2 $20,575
3 $25,975
4 $31,375
5 $36,775
6 $42,175
7 $47,575
8 $52,975

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,400 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

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.

 

Application Details

To apply for a Washington LIHEAP benefit, please contact your local agency.

 

Contact:

360-725-2857

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