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LIHEAP: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The 2018-2019 LIHEAP Program is CLOSED.

LIHEAP is a federal program that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, natural gas or other heating bills. The LIHEAP program provides cash and crisis assistance by a direct payment to a vendor, such as a utility like PECO. LIHEAP also has money allocated for emergencies including reinstating service that has been shut-off for non-payment, fuel payments, and repairing leaking pipes and broken furnaces.

Homeowners, renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Last year LIHEAP helped over 40,000 PECO customers totaling more than $16 million in assistance.

LIHEAP Program Dates

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Friday, April 12, 2019

If you have questions about an application that you completed and submitted, please contact your local county assistance office or call 1-866-857-7095.

Get More Information

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Web site to learn more about this and other available programs:

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