Managing Agency Kentucky

Program Description

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income Kentucky families pay high heating bills. High-energy costs can break a low-income family, or force a family to choose between heat and food or medicine.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,444
2 $20,826
3 $26,208
4 $31,590
5 $36,972
6 $42,354
7 $47,749
8 $53,157

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,408 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

You will need to bring the following information with you when you apply:
  • Your most recent heating bill or verification that heating expenses are included in the rent;
  • Social Security Numbers or Permanent Residence Card Number for each member of the household; and
  • Proof of all household income from the preceding month.
Please note: If you are requesting assistance for natural gas or electric, you must bring a disconnect/past due notice (e.g. past due notice, termination notice, final notice). Applicants whose rent includes heat must bring an eviction notice from the landlord.

Program Contact Information

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