The application for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Virginia will open two from now and will close on August 15.

LIHEAP application in Virginia begins in 2 days from now. (Photo: CNET)

LIHEAP Application in Virginia

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is federally funded and this aims to help the struggling residents in the country maintain cooling their homes.  LIHEAP has helped millions of families with fuel, cooling costs, and avoid disconnections.

In a published article in The Gazette, the application for LIHEAP in Virginia will begin 2 days from now and will end on August 15. Qualified residents in this program are usually those who spend a high proportion of household income on home energy costs.

Moreover, the minimum amount recipients will receive is $50 and the maximum amount is $700. They can use the payment to purchase, install, or repair air conditioning units and heat pumps. This also includes paying electric bills and security deposits for operating cooling equipment.

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Eligibility for LIHEAP in Virginia

According to a published article in The Washington Examiner, to become eligible in this program, applicants should be:

  • Virginians must have cooling expense responsibilities and a household including one vulnerable person who is aged 60 or older, disabled, or under the age of 6.
  • applicants’ monthly gross incomes must also not exceed $1,699 for a household of one, $3,469 for a household of four, and $7,009 for a household of 10.

Those who are interested to apply for the LIHEAP can visit the official website of Virginia Department of Social Services.

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By Neil