wood-burning stoveAs the cold of winter sets in, there are many families who can’t afford to pay the rising cost of home heating. If you’re struggling to pay your heating bill this year, you can looking into the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP helps in a variety of ways, including providing financial assistance to those who can’t pay their bills and emergency assistance for people whose heat has been shut off.

LIHEAP operates at the state level and the type of assistance you may be eligible for depends on where you live. Find out what assistance your state offers. To apply for LIHEAP, you’ll need copies of your recent utility bills, pay statements, proof of address and other forms as necessary.You can find more information about LIHEAP online or you can call 1.866.NRG.NEAR (1.866.674.6327).