More Help Coming for Low Income Residents

More help is coming for low income residents.  In response to COVID-19, the Department of Social Services is extending the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020 for Missourians who have not previously applied.

LIHEAP helps low-income Missourians with a one-time payment for their primary heating bills from November through May 31, 2020. To be eligible for the program, low-income Missourians must:

· Be responsible for paying home heating costs,
· Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments,
· Have a household income less than 135 percent of the federal poverty level (a monthly income of $2,400 for a family of three or $2,897 for family of four) and,
· Be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence.