HEAP Regular Benefit

Dates:  11/13/18

HEAP may help you pay for electricity, propane, natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene, coal, or any other heating fuel.

Description

Regular HEAP benefits are based on income and the primary fuel source. The presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older, or permanently disabled may increase the benefit amount. A household may receive one Regular HEAP Benefit per program year, paid directly to the vendor that supplies their main source of heat.

You may be eligible for a Regular Benefit if:

  • You are a United States citizen or qualified alien, and
  • Your income is at or below the current income guides for your household size as posted in the table below, or
  • You receive Food Stamps, or
  • You receive Temporary Assistance, or
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI living alone)

Benefit Amounts

Benefit AmountLiving Situation
$21Eligible households that live in government subsidized housing or a group home setting with heat included in their rent.
$30 or $35Eligible households responsible for their shelter costs, but do not pay their vendor directly for heat based on actual usage.
$675 + applicable add-onsEligible households whose primary heat is oil, kerosene, or propane and  who make direct payments to the vendor for heating costs.
$525 + applicable add-onsEligible households whose primary heat is wood, wood pellets, coal, corn  or other deliverable fuel and who make direct payments to the vendor  for heating costs.
$350 + applicable add-onsEligible households whose primary heat is electricity or natural gas and  who make direct payments based on their household's actual usage to the  vendor.


Regular HEAP Benefit Add-Ons

Benefit AmountLiving Situation
+ $26If the household's gross income is in the Tier 1 income range (i.e., at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level).
+ $25If the household contains a vulnerable individual (i.e., household  member who is age 60 or older, under age 6, or permanently disabled).


Income Guidelines

Your total gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following.

Household SizeIncome Limit
1$2,391
2$3,127
3$3,863
4$4,598
5$5,334
6$6,070
7$6,208
8$6,346
9$6,483
10$6,621
11$6,918

Each additional person: Add $540