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Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)



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The Nebraska Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households pay the cost of heating and cooling their homes.
LIHEAP Program year is October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016 the income limits are: 
Household Size Maximum Income
1 ​$15,301.00
​2 ​$20,709.00
​3 ​$26,117.00
​4 ​$31,525.00
​5 ​$36,933.00
​6 ​$42,341.00
​7 ​$47,749.00
​8 ​$53,157.00
​Each Additional Member add ​$5,408.00
Effective for the time period of October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017 the income limits are
​Household Size ​Maximum Income
​1 ​$15,444.00
​2 ​$20,826.00
​3 ​$26,208.00
​4 ​$31,590.00
​5 ​$36,972.00
​6 ​$42,354.00
​7 ​$47,749.00
​8 ​$53,157.00
​Each Additional Member Add ​$5,408.00
If you might be getting a utility shutoff, or have received a shutoff notice, you may be able to get a one-time crisis payment. To receive help with crisis assistance you must meet income guidelines, as well as crisis criteria or have an unforeseen household issues that created the crisis.
In most cases the LIHEAP payment will be sent to the utility provider.  For Federal Reporting, beginning in 2016, we will now be requesting utility bills that show provider name, client name and account number.  If you have two providers, electric or gas for instance, both providers will be requested.
There is also a cooling program available to households in the summer. To be eligible for the cooling program, there must be someone in the household that is 70 years of age or older, or meets specific medical conditions that makes a person need air-conditioning, OR be ADC grant eligible and have a child age 6 years or younger. The household must still meet the income guidelines.
For further assistance, or an application, contact the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services office in your county.
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