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LIHEAP Benefits Extended

An additional $52.3 million is available to those who qualify for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program through Mach 31.

According to a Department of Public Welfare news release, the extra funds bring the total of this year’s assistance to $209.5 million.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that provides assistance for heating bills and income guidelines must be met.

The program has two components – a Crisis Exception Program which provides assistance if heat has been shut off or almost runs out; and a Regular Crisis Program if a person has an emergency heat loss situation.

To apply for LIHEAP, go to www.humanservices.state.pa.us/Compass. LIHEAP limitations
According to PA DPW, the following are the income limits and household sizes for current LIHEAP season:

1 person – $16,335
2 people – $22,065
3 people – $27,795
4 people – $33,525
5 people – $39,255
6 people – $44,985
7 people – $50,715
8 people – $56,445
9 people – $62,175
10 people – $67,905