Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The 2021 LIEAP application period is from Monday, January 4, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.

The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions. Additional information may be obtained by:

  • Calling 1-800-432-0043
  • Visiting the Kansas LIEAP website here
  • Reviewing commonly asked questions about the LIEAP program here

Persons Eligible
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.

The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:

 2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines

 Person Living
at the Address
 Maximum
Gross Income
 1  $ 1,354.00
 2  $ 1,832.00
 3  $ 2,311.00
 4  $ 2,790.00
 5  $ 3,269.00
 6  $ 3,748.00
 7  $ 4,227.00
 8  $ 4,705.00
 9  $ 5,184.00
 10  $ 5,663.00
 11  $ 6,142.00
 12  $ 6,621.00
 +1 -- $479.00 for each additional person

Benefits
Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:

  • Household  income
  • Number of persons living at the address
  • Type of dwelling
  • Type of heating fuel

You can submit an online application at the Kansas Department for Children and Families website at https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal.

 


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