LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federal program that helps low income households pay for heating or cooling their homes. In most states, it also helps people make sure their homes are more energy efficient by paying for certain home improvements, known as weatherization.
Most states will use LIHEAP to help you pay for your energy bill for heating or cooling your home and offer additional help in cases of energy crisis. A number of States may also offer weatherization services.
I certify that I have provided and reviewed all information on each page of this document and it is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I may be subject to criminal prosecution if I have knowingly provided false information. I further understand that I may request a Fair Hearing if the provision of the above information is not acted on to determine my eligibility within a reasonable time or if I do not receive benefits for which I feel I am eligible. I give my permission for this agency and Washington State Department of Commerce (COMMERCE) to request/release necessary information that may result in my receiving benefits from this assistance request and from similar and related programs administered by the State of Washington, including food assistance. I also give the above listed heating vendor(s) permission to establish a line of credit, and/or to release my account information to this agency or COMMERCE for current and future data analysis and eligibility determination. If the vendor is Seattle City Light, the permission to release customer billing and consumption information is allowed for up to six months from the date of this application. I understand that provision of my social security number is necessary to avoid duplicate energy assistance benefit payments to the same applicant household. I hereby authorize energy program staff to also use my social security number for income verification purposes (including Employment Security Unemployment Insurance and DSHS Food Assistance). I further authorize this agency and COMMERCE to use my personal information within their organizations for the purpose of identifying and reporting unduplicated non-personal applicant data.