The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. This important resource provides financial assistance to eligible households in managing costs associated with:
Home Energy bills
Repair or replacement of heaters or furnaces
Households may qualify for LIHEAP assistance for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid propane/butane gas, and other energy-related services.
Individuals who have never received services may submit a Pre Application through the Common Web Portal (https://www.access.ms.gov/). This site is available nationwide, but services and funds are for residents of Mississippi only.
This office also assists with those applying for LIHEAP, Utility Assistance.
The following documents must be presented at the time of the appointment:
Award Letter(s): Social Security, SSI, Disability, etc.
Pay Stubs (for the previous 30 days)
Pension (all retirement income)
Child Support, TANF Printout
Other documents deemed eligible to verify income
Zero Income (affidavit must be notarized)
Unemployed: must register with the WIN Job Center
Self-Employed – must provide receipt of payment for services and/or product, accounting records, and a copy of the IRS Transcript.
Social Security Cards:
Social Security cards are required for all household members.
Valid Photo ID:
*Identification must be presented for all household members 18 years and older.
State Issued ID
School or College ID
Alien Registration / Permanent Residence Card or Temporary Card
Copy of Utility Bill
Lease or Rental Agreement
Utility Deposit (must have a copy of the application from energy provider establishing account)
Mortgage Documents (deeds or taxes)