Information about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Learn how to apply for LIHEAP funding for the 2022-2023 winter heating season
What is LIHEAP?
- Colder weather often brings higher energy bills, and that can make it hard to keep up. That's where federal funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, comes in. LIHEAP provides energy assistance to households with limited incomes. Learn more about the types of programs available here.
How can Spire help me apply for LIHEAP?
Spire customers in Alabama can start the process of applying for federal energy assistance for their natural gas or other energy bills through by visiting the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs website.
Spire customers in Missouri can start the process of applying for federal energy assistance for their natural gas or other energy bills by visiting the Missouri Department of Social Services website.
To qualify, you must meet each of the following:
- Be responsible for paying your home's heating and cooling costs
- Be a United States citizen or legal resident
- Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts and investments
- Meet specific income guidelines
You will need to reapply for LIHEAP each year even if you received funding last year.
Below are the documents you need to complete the application process:
- Current heating bill (natural gas, propane, electric, fuel oil, wood or kerosene)
- Current electric bill
- Copies of social security cards for all household members as well as their birth dates (if your household currently receives food stamps, only the social security numbers and birth dates are required)
- Copies of income documentation such as paystubs for the prior month, current award letters, pension statements, etc. (if your household currently receives food stamps, your income documentation is not required)
- A copy of your shut off notice if your account is in disconnect status
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