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2019-2020 IOWA HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

ATTENTION: RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL?

The 2019-2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa home owners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. If you are not sure where to apply, please visit https://humanrights.iowa.gov/d... to contact your local community action agency, or write to: LIHEAP, Iowa Depart of Human Rights, Capitol Complex, Des Moines, IA 50319

HOUSEHOLD SIZE (# of MEMBERS) - INCOME MAXIMUMS

Household Size (1) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $21,858
Household Size (2) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $29,593
Household Size (3) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $37,328
Household Size (4) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $45,063
Household Size (5) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $52,798
Household Size (6) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $60,533
Household Size (7) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $68,268
Household Size (8) - Gross Annual Income Maximum of $76,003
* For households with more than eight members, add $7,735 for each additional member to calculate Income Maximum

WHEN TO APPLY


NOTE: Due to COVID-19 these deadlines have been extended to May 31, 2020

Elderly (60 & Over) and/or disabled: October 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

All other households: November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

WHAT TO TAKE

Proof of Income (for all household members age 19, and over) Check stubs from the previous 30 days, award letter from Social Security for 2018 tax return.

Social Security numbers for all household members (documentation required)

Recent heat bill

Recent electric bill

WAGE EARNERS

Please bring copies of your check stubs for the 30-day period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your federal income tax return.

FIXED INCOME

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran's Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, & pensions. Please bring copies of your check stubs from the previous 30 days.

FIP RECIPIENTS

Please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.