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.

Due to the suspension of the State LIHEAP fund, the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) is not available at this time.

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

LIHEAP will begin on October 1, 2015.  Below are the priority periods for this program year.

OCTOBER

  • A household member receiving Social Security Disability
  • Senior (60+) household member

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

  • Any household that is income eligible by the above guidelines 

Income Eligibility

If your household's combined income for the 30 days prior to application is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level as shown in the chart below, you may be eligible to receive assistance. 

2015 - 2016 Guidelines
Number of Persons Household Income
1 person$1,471
2 persons$1,991
3 persons$2,511
4 persons$3,031
5 persons$3,551
6 persons$4,071
7 persons$4,591
8 persons$5,111

Township Phone Numbers  

  • 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.