DuPage County Community Services is accepting applications for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) now through May 31, 2020, or until funds are depleted. Winter heating applications are now being accepted by appointment from seniors (60+) or people with disabilities. Beginning Nov. 1, applications will also be taken for seniors, disabled, disconnected and households with children 5 or under. All other eligible households may begin applying on Dec. 2. Benefits are paid directly to the utilities on behalf of eligible households.
If your household’s combined gross income for the 30 days beginning with the date of the application is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, you may be eligible to receive assistance. A single-person household can qualify for the program with a monthly gross income of up to $1,561; a two-person household up to $2,114; and a family of four can earn up to $3,219.
Customers must bring the following required documentation when applying for assistance:
- Social Security Cards for all household members;
- Proof of gross income from all household members for the 30-day period beginning with the date of application;
- Current heat and electric bills issued within the last 30 days (if they pay for the energy directly); and
- If you rent, your lease.
For more information, including where you can apply, DuPage County residents can call 630-407-6500, 800-942-9412 or visit www.dupageco.org.