The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted. For more information on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, visit the Division of Health and Human Services.
Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 1st through March 31st or until funds are exhausted.
A household that applies must:
Be responsible for its heating bills
Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
Have reserves at or below $2,250
Meet an income test
Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home may especially be at risk for a life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter.
Crisis Intervention Program
In addition to the LIEAP program, we also offer assistance through our Crisis Intervention Program. For more information on the Crisis Intervention Program, please visit the Division of Health and Human Services.
Learn More and Apply
Please visit or call any Orange County DSS location to learn more about energy programs.