The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.

Eligibility

  • Total gross household income may not exceed 150% of poverty.
  • Client must be customer of record with utility company.
  • Client must submit complete documentation of income and proof of Social Security Number, utility bills and lease.

2013 - 2014 Guidelines from 9/1/13 thru 5/31/14

1 person$1,436
2 persons$1,939
3 persons$2,441
4 persons$2,944
5 persons$3,446
6 persons$3,949
7 persons$4,451
8 persons$4,954
*Add $502.50 for each additional household member

Applications

Applications for this program are taken on an on going basis at any of the Township General Assistance Offices or directly from DuPage County.  Applications are taken by appointment only at all sites.

 

Application Times

September:

  • A household member receiving Social Security Disability
  • Senior (60+) household member
  • A household with a disconnected utility (gas or electricity)

October:

  • A household member receiving Social Security Disability
  • Senior (60+) household member
  • A household member under the age of 6 

November

  • Any household that is income eligible by the above guidelines

 

The township phone numbers are:  

  • Addison - 630-530-8161
  • Bloomingdale - 630-529-9993
  • Bloomingdale Seniors - 630-529-7794
  • Downers Grove - 630-719-6610
  • Lisle - 630-968-2087
  • Milton - 630-668-1616 
  • Naperville - 630-355-2786 
  • Wayne - 630-231-7173
  • Winfield - 630-231-3591
  • York Township - 630-620-2400
  • York Seniors - 630-620-2424

 

Information

The DuPage County's Energy Assistance number is 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email liheap@dupageco.org.