Low Income Energy Assistance Program ← Knowledge Base What is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program? Who is eligible for LIHEAP? How does it work? How can I apply for help with my utility bill? When can I apply and expect payment for heating assistance? How will I know if I am approved? How will I know if I am NOT approved? Since LIHEAP started a month later, will it also end a month later? Once I am approved, do I need to complete another application to get more help? Do I fill out an application every time I bring in a disconnect notice? I heat my home with electric heaters and use propane/gas only for cooking, can I claim electric as my heating source? When can I apply for the summer Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)? I received heating assistance. Do I need to apply again for assistance through the summer ECIP? I mailed in my application with all requested information, how long will it take to process my application? What should I do if I moved after I submitted my application?