AmeriGas supports LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for customers who may be having problems affording their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
Although it is a federal program, each state administers LIHEAP separately and you should apply directly to your state if you think you are eligible.
Here are details about LIHEAP heating assistance available in the state of Massachusetts.
Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age or older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income (see chart below).
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How can I apply for Home Energy Assistance in Massachusetts?
1. Find out if you are eligible for the program. Review the LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program State Plan
2. If you are eligible, fill out an application. First-time applicants must apply in person at the fuel assistance agency in their area. Households must apply each year; applications are mailed to households after the first year. Households can apply from November 1st to April 30th of the program year. Applicants who are denied assistance have the right to appeal through the local fuel assistance agency. Β Click this link for an agency listing by town.
Where can I find more information?
For more information or to locate your nearest application agency, callΒ 1-800-632-8175 or visit the Massachusetts LIHEAP website.