Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced an extension for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, otherwise known as LIHEAP, through the end of May.
The Governor also announced that eligibility for both the heating and cooling programs are expanded from Missouri households with incomes up to 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Level to include Missouri households up to 60 percent of the State Median Income. A release says the chance will allow a family of four with an annual income of up to $51,021 to receive benefits compared to an annual income of $35,364.
LIHEAP will require other criteria.
In the past Federal Fiscal Year 2020, Missouri provided $78.6 million in LIHEAP assistance to over 108,000 households. .
Missourians can submit a LIHEAP application form online, by mail or fax, or drop off a paper application form in person.
Missourians in need of information on LIHEAP, Food Stamp, Medicaid, Child Care Subsidy, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefit programs can visit dss.mo.gov. Individuals can also apply for these services 24/7 online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, sending completed applications and verification documents by email to [email protected], or by fax to 573-526-9400.