April 26, 2023

PA DHS Extends LIHEAP Application Period

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PADHS) has extended the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application period.

Previously set to close April 28, PADHS will now accept applications through May 12. Pennsylvanians who are behind on or having trouble paying home heating bills are encouraged to apply for LIHEAP benefits before the new deadline.


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.

The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $300 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type.


Applicants must meet income requirements for 2022-2023. They are as follows:

  • One-person household: $20,385

  • Two-person household: $27,465

  • Three-person household: $34,545

  • Four-person household: $41,625

  • Five-person household: $48,705

  • Six-person household: $55,785

  • Seven-person household: $62,865

  • Eight-person household: $69,945

  • Nine-person household: $77,025

  • Ten-person household: $84,105

  • For every additional person: Add $7,080

Applicants must have proof of income for each adult in the household, a copy of their most recent utility bill, and the social security number of each adult in the household (and child, if possible).


There are two ways to apply for LIHEAP:

After your application is reviewed, you will receive written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive. Please allow 30 days for a response.

Learn More

To learn more, visit the LIHEAP webpage on the PADHS website.