Managing Agency Nebraska

Program Description

The Nebraska Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source.

Eligibility is based on a household's resources and income. Some resources aren't counted like your home, one car, and personal belongings such as furniture and clothing. The resource limit is $25,000. Resources that are counted include cash, checking and savings accounts, time certificates, CD's, stocks, bonds and property other than your home.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nebraska, 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 $13,781
2 $18,583
3 $23,386
4 $28,188
5 $32,990
6 $37,793
7 $42,607
8 $47,432

*For households with more than eight people, add $4,826 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

To apply online for Nebraska Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and all other benefit programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services please fill out an application using ACCESSNebraska.

Interviews are required for most programs. They are scheduled on receipt of the application. You can call and complete an interview the next business day after the submission of your application.

You may also use the self-screening tool to see what programs to apply for. If you are uncertain what to apply for, please use this tool.

Please contact the local administering agency near you for further questions or to set up an interview.

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Nebraska LIHEAP website for more information.

Or contact:
Karma Stockwell
Economic Assistance Policy Supervisor
Division of Children and Family Services
220 S 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68509

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