The Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) administers the Heating Assistance or Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Benefits are based on household size, household income and the type of fuel used as the primary heating source. Payments are made directly to the fuel provider. Crisis Assistance payments are available to eligible clients who are facing an emergency situation: A life or health threatening situation, deposit funds for a fuel hook-up or to avoid a shut-off, or a heating system failure during winter months are considered crisis situations. LIEAP is a Federal emergency assistance block grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
LIEAP is paid for the months of November through May. Applications are accepted October first through the last day of February of the program year. To apply for Crisis Assistance you must FIRST complete the LIEAP Application and then complete the additional Crisis Application.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wyoming 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 Median Income:
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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.
To apply, you will need the following:
Then, print the application, fill it out and send it all to:
P.O. Box 827,
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Or you may fax it to:
Or you may scan and email it to:
If you have questions about your application, benefit amount, or payments please call 1-800-246-4221. The application can be downloaded at: http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/