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.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Friday, April 12, 2019
Apply now before the assistance runs out!
Minimum grant: $200Maximum grant: $1,000
Minimum grant: $25Maximum grant: $600
Apply for Assistance
Contact your local County Assistance Office (CAO) by phone or in person. Call the LIHEAP Client Helpline at
1-866-857-7095 Apply online at
www.compass.state.pa.usClick here for a LIHEAP application (English)Click here for a LIHEAP application (Spanish)
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.
Assistance Eligibility (2018-2019)
Grants are based on household size, income, and the type of fuel used. To be eligible, the total household income cannot exceed 150 percent of the Federal poverty income guidelines.
Get More Information
Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Web site to learn more about this and other available programs: