The Massachusetts Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which pays a portion of heating costs for eligible households, is now accepting applications. LIHEAP is a free, statewide resource that helps eligible households by paying a portion of their winter heating bill from November 1 through April 30, 2024.
The LIHEAP program is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities in partnership with Local Administering Agencies across the state.
No matter what type of heating source you have, LIHEAP may be able to help you pay a portion of your winter heating bills. All Massachusetts residents are encouraged to explore eligibility for this free program and apply for assistance.
All Massachusetts residents whose gross income is 60% of the estimated state median income (for example, $59,359 for a family of 2 and $87,294 for a family of 4) or less are encouraged to explore eligibility for this free program. Eligibility requirements, include but are not limited to household size and combined gross annual income of residents 18 and older. More information on income limits and benefit amounts can be found here https://www.mass.gov/doc/fy-2024-liheap-income-eligibility-and-benefit-chart-june-2023/download.
The heating season runs from November 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024, and home heating costs during that time may be eligible to have a portion paid through LIHEAP. Applications are accepted through April 30, 2024.
Eligible Massachusetts households can apply online at www.toapply.org/MassLIHEAP.