Get help with energy bills
The LIHEAP and WAP programs help pay for heating, cooling, and home weatherization. Learn if you are eligible and how to apply. And get help if your utilities were disconnected.
Find out if you are eligible for LIHEAP and apply
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help you pay your heating or cooling bills or get emergency services during an energy crisis.
You may be eligible for help with your energy bills based on your income. To see if you qualify and how to apply, contact your state's LIHEAP office.
Find out if you are eligible for WAP and apply
For home improvements that save money on energy, you may qualify for help through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
Your eligibility for weatherization assistance depends on your income. Or you may qualify if you already receive benefits through a federal assistance program such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To see if you are eligible and how to apply, contact your state's WAP office.
Find out who to contact if your utilities are disconnected
Each state has a different policy about when utility companies can and cannot disconnect your electricity or natural gas for non-payment. These policies may be based on:
- The current weather in your area
- Your age
- If you have a disability
- Which utility provider you have
LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2023