Pennsylvania LIHEAP

LIHEAP PA helps low-income Pennsylvania families pay their heating bills and in some cases, restore gas service in the event of a shutoff. This one-time payment is sent directly to your utility company or fuel provider, and it will be credited on your bill.

Benefits range from $300 to $1,000 depending on household size, income, and fuel type. Both renters and homeowners may apply.


What is the income limit for LIHEAP in PA? #

You may qualify for LIHEAP in PA if your household income meets the income guidelines. The income limit for the program is 150% of the federal poverty limit. For a family of three, it's $3,108 per month to qualify.

  • Family Size Income Limit
  • 1 $1,823
  • 2 $2,465
  • 3 $3,108
  • 4 $3,750
  • 5 $4,393
  • 6 $5,035
  • 7 $5,678
  • 8 $6,320

In addition to the LIHEAP cash program, households experiencing a heating crisis may be eligible for additional benefits through the LIHEAP Crisis program.

Crisis situations may include

  1. Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
  2. Lack of fuel
  3. Termination of utility service
  4. Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or
  5. of having utility service terminated (shut off within the next 60 days).

You may receive more than one emergency assistance, as necessary, during the season until the maximum benefit of $1,000 is reached.

How do I apply for LIHEAP crisis in PA? #

If you need help paying your heating bills, or have a heating emergency, please contact the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095.

Applications for LIHEAP are also available online.

You can apply for both Crisis Assistance and LIHEAP benefits at the same time. The application deadline for Crisis Assistance is until funds run out.

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