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Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

PACO | Puertorriquenos Asociados For Community Organization > Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Now accepting new applications and recertifications for the new 2022 Home Energy Assistance season, which begins October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. For assistance with previous season applications, please email liheap@pacoagency.org.

Ahora se aceptan nuevas solicitudes y recertificaciones para la nueva temporada de 2022 de Asistencia de Energía para el Hogar, que comienza el 1 de octubre de 2021 hasta el 30 de junio de 2022. Para obtener ayuda con las solicitudes de la temporada anterior, envíe un correo electrónico a liheap@pacoagency.org.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides payment assistance on your electric, gas and/or oil bills.

How To Apply

Applications can be filled and signed or downloaded and completed. Once the application is complete and copies of required documents are obtained, they can be emailed to liheap@pacoagency.org or mailed/ dropped off to 346 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307. Please visit our homepage to view additional drop-off locations.

 

  • Application – Click here

 

In addition to the application, applicants must provide a copy of the following documents:

 

  • Most recent Utility Bill and/or Oil Bill
  • Proof of Address (Lease or Mortgage)
    • IF NO LEASE, MUST COMPLETE LEASE VERIFICATION FORM – Click here
  • Proof of Income (for all household members 18 and over)
    • NOT WORKING, MUST COMPLETE ZERO INCOME FORM – Click here
  • Social Security Cards (if applicable)
  • Additional Program Forms
    • General Program’s Doc Checklist – Click here
    • Required Documents Form – Click here
    • Applicant Disclosure Form – Click here
    • Physician’s Certification Form – Click here
    • USFHEA Recertification Form
      • For English – click here
      • Para Español – haga click aqui

If you prefer an application mailed to you, please CLICK HERE

Do you need help with your application?

About The Home Energy Assistance Program

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) qualifying households can apply for heating bill and energy crisis assistance. Qualifying households may also receive emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance with the program. Benefits are from the federally funded Department of Health and Human Services.

 

For more information on the NJ Department of Community Affairs Home Energy Assistance Program please visit:


https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Household income & size.
  • Applicant and/or member of the household:
    • Responsible for heating payments.
    • Name appears on bill.

How are benefits paid?

  • Credit applied directly to utility bill.
  • Two-party check to deliverable fuel supplier.
  • Check to clients with heat included in rent.

Emergency Assistance (EA)

  • EA begins March 16th during program cycle.
  • Shut off notice from utility company.
  • Statement certifying fuel has run out for deliverable fuels.

Universal Service Fund (USF)

About USF

Universal Service Fund (USF), a NJ Bureau of Public Utilities program aimed at making natural gas and electric bills more affordable for households. In some cases, residents may receive both LIHEAP and USF benefits.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Annual energy usage.
  • Household income & size.
  • Applicant and/or member of the household:
    • Responsible for heating payments.
    • Name appears on bill.
How Are Benefits Calculated?
  • Energy burden exceeds 3% of household annual income for gas and 3% for electric expenses.
  • Households heating with electric energy must have burden exceeding 6% of annual income.
  • Benefits from HEA and Lifeline are subtracted.
How Are Benefits Paid?
  • Monthly credit direct to the utility account.

Do you need assistance with your home energy plans?