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    LIHEAP Heating Assistance: Pennsylvania

    Posted by Heidi N

    AmeriGas supports LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for customers who may be having problems affording their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    Although it is a federal program, each state administers LIHEAP separately and you should apply directly to your state if you think you are eligible.

    Here are details about LIHEAP heating assistance available in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Am I eligible to receive Pennsylvania LIHEAP assistance?

    There are income eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania LIHEAP program based on household size:

    Household Size Income Limit 
    1             $16,335

    2             $22,065

    3             $27,795

    4             $33,525

    5             $39,255

    6             $44,985

    7             $50,715

    8             $56,445

    9             $62,175

    10           $67,905

    What benefits will I receive on Pennsylvania LIHEAP assistance?

    Benefit amounts are determined by:

    County of residence
    Fuel type
    Household size
    Heating region

    To determine your benefit amount, please visit the Pennsylvania LIHEAP website.

    How can I apply for Pennsylvania LIHEAP assistance?

    There are three different ways to apply:

    1. Online at the COMPASS website
    2. Fill out a PDF application
    3. File an application at your local county assistance office

    What happens after I submit an application?

    After your application is reviewed, you will receive a written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive. Payments are generally sent directly to a utility company or fuel dealer and are credited to your account. Please allow 30 days for a response.

    Where can I find more information?

    You can contact your local county assistance office or the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095, Monday through Friday (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).

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    • AmeriGas Propane
    • Heating