Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP
Not sure how you’ll pay your next oil bill? The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services LIHEAP program helps those living on low income, as well as those who are experiencing an emergency or crisis and are unable to pay their heating or energy bills. This service is provided in the form of a cash grant, which does not have to be repaid. Each grant amount varies based on income and household size, but typically ranges from $200-$1000. When you apply, be sure to name us as your fuel supplier and then once approved, the state will send us your grant directly so we can deliver heating oil to you.
Who is eligible?
You don’t have to be on public assistance or have unpaid heating bills
to be eligible. If you’re not sure how you’ll afford your home heating oil,
you can apply. You must meet the income requirements to be eligible.
You can apply whether you rent or own.
2020-2021 Income Requirements for the LIHEAP Program
For more than 10, add $6,720 for every additional person
|Household Size||Income Limit|
If you are experiencing a heating emergency, you may be eligible for a
Crisis Grant through the LIHEAP crisis program. Again, this is a grant
and doesn’t need to be repaid.
Emergency situations include:
- Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
- Lack of fuel
- The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off
- The danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply)
- The danger of having utility service terminated (you’ve received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
How To Apply
The state makes applying easy with an online application through the COMPASS portal, you can also print it out and head to your local county assistance office or fill out the paperwork in person.
When applying prepared to provide:
Fuel Documentation (a bill/ receipt of a fuel oil purchase from January of the previous heating season to present)
Proof of Income (such as paystubs or award letters.)
TIP: Be sure to upload income and fuel purchase documentation once you’ve finished the application online, without proper documents, your application will not be approved.
Apply online through the COMPASS Portal:
Or head to the Department of Human Services Website
for a printable application, full details and resources:
Questions or Concerns?
At American Energy Supply we want to make sure you have all the resources you need, especially in emergency situations. If you’re not sure where to start, or have concerns about your eligibility or grant status, please contact your local County Assistance Office. They will be able to assist.
For a full list of County Assistance Offices, please visit:
| Chester County Assistance Office|
100 James Buchanan Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372-1132
HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
|Delaware County Assistance Office Headquarters|
701 Crosby Street, Suite A
Chester, PA 19013-6099
HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Disclaimer: This information and details are subject to change, please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website for up to date information on LIHEAP: