Fuel Assistance Program Requirements
LIHEAP provides help with heating costs to income-eligible households. This is a Federal Program administered in Maine by the Maine State Housing Authority and delivered in York County by York County Community Action Corporation.
All requirements for this program are listed below. Please read ALL the requirements prior to making an appointment at the bottom of this page.
You MUST make an appointment to submit an application.
Applications are taken at various sites in York County and you will be scheduled at the site closest to your home. Home visits are available for shut-ins. You may also make an appointment on-line by clicking at the bottom of this page.
What you will need to bring with you for your appointment
- Date of birth and Social Security cards for all household members.
- If you rent, provide the name, address and telephone number of your landlord and a copy of the lease.
- A current electric bill showing kilowatt usage.
- Fuel account number and bill.
- Proof of any outside support given to household (church, General Assistance, family, friends, etc.).
- You can have your application determined on either 3 or 12 previous months.
Please look over the following list to determine what you will need to bring as proof of your income. From the list, find the type of income you have in your household. Write down what you will need to bring. We have listed more than one item in most cases. You only need to bring one of them.
Gross wages from employment
- A copy of all paystubs or
- A signed letter from your employer confirming the gross wages received.
Income from Roomers of Boarders
- If you have someone who lives in your home whom you consider a roomer or a boarder, we require self-employment documentation (tax return) in order to receive any deductions. If such documentation is not provided, we will count that person as a household member and include their income as part of your household, and
- A signed copy of the Roomer and/or Boarder lease
- Proof of all interest
- Copies of each week’s check stubs (not the check itself). We need all weeks, or
- A print-out from the Unemployment Office showing gross amount.
- Note: We can send for your Maine and/or NH Unemployment for you with your permission.
- Copy of TANF checks or
- Copy of TANF report showing all 3/12 months.
- A copy of court order REQUIRED
- A copy of checks or
- A statement from absent parent/spouse
VA benefits, Pensions & Disability
- Benefit award letter—current year
- Tax form 1099 and recent bank statement showing deposit
- A copy of check stubs
Social Security, Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI
- A copy of current Benefit Award letter (the letter you were given in December stating how much you benefit will be). You can call the Social Security office to have it mailed to you; the number is 1-800-772-1213. We are unable to accept a bank statement.
Pensions & Retirement Income
- Verification of gross amount from the provider or
- Current Benefit letter
- Tax form 1099 and recent bank statement showing deposit.
- Verification of gross amount from provider.
Rental Income and Self-Employment
- Most recent signed tax return.
- Note: We have Self-Employment worksheets if a tax return has not been filed.
- You can pick up one of our Odd Jobs worksheets or
- A signed “Financial Statement.” This statement needs to include a listing of jobs performed, names, and addresses of persons for whom the work was performed, date of work and gross payment received—documentation required.
Selling of Household Items
- A list of items which were sold, when and for how much/statements.
Zero Income or not enough income to pay all your expenses
- If someone in your home is 18 or older (excluding high school students) has no income or not enough income to pay all their expenses, we need to know how you have financially survived. Please bring in letters from everyone who has helped you pay for items or supported your household. This can include churches, towns, family, friends, etc. Make sure these letters include the date and for how much. We have a form you can use to complete this process.
- All overdue notices, including but not limited to disconnections, evictions, foreclosures.
Other income/If your income not mentioned above, bring proof with you
- Foster care
- Work study—letter from school or student loan paperwork
- College students who live at home—Student loan paperwork, class schedule
- Work in lieu of rent.
If you would like to make an appointment by phone, please call us at 1-800-965-5762 or 324-5762, Option #8.
Please call us if you are not able to make it to your appointment, so that we can reschedule you and offer the time to someone else.
Appointments will be accepted until April 30, 2014.
2013 – 2014 LIHEAP Income Eligibility
Homeowners or Renters who are at or below these income levels for 3 months may be eligible.
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To book your appointment on-line after Aug 14th, please click below.