Beginning today, the Osceola Council On Aging will accept applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Funded by the federal government, LIHEAP assists eligible low-income households in Osceola County with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs. You may be eligible if:

• You are an Osceola County resident
• Your household is at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty level. ($1,561 per month for a single person, $3,219 for a family of 4, see the application page for the full table)
• You have a past due utility bill or been recently disconnected (for crisis assistance only)

Applications take be take on-line using a computer, tablet or smartphone. To apply AND qualify, you’ll need a copy of these either saved to your computer, or you can take pictures on a tablet or phone as you go:

  • Social Security Cards for everyone in the household
  • ID for all adults 18 years of age & over (ex: Driver’s License, State ID, Passport)
  • Birth Certificates for anyone under 18 years of age
  • Utility bill (your name must be on the bill )
  • Proof of Household Income for all household members
    • Last 4 weeks of pay stubs and/or
    • Unemployment letter and/or
    • Child support Documents and/or
    • Government assistance award letter (SSI or SSDI)

Any adult 18 and over without proof of income must complete a self-declaration form on the application page.