Dept. of Human Services announces Energy Assistance Program

The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), formerly part of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), will begin mailing applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on January 8, 2024, to those who received LIEAP this past season. ‚Äč

If determined eligible, a one-time payment will be issued to the Public Service Commission-regulated heating vendor indicated on the application. If the household heats with bulk fuel, i.e., wood, coal, or liquified petroleum gas, the payment will be mailed to the individual. 

Individuals can return the application by U.S. Mail to their local DoHS office or complete it online at www.wvpath.wv.gov. Applications must be returned by January 26, 2024.  

The maximum allowable gross income levels for LIEAP Federal Fiscal Year 2024 are listed below.

Household SizeGross Monthly Income Limit
1$2,186
2$2,859
3$3,532
4$4,205
5$4,877
6$5,550
7$5,678
8$6.320
9$6,963
10*$7,605

*For each additional person above 10, add $642. Households whose countable income exceeds the maximum amount are not eligible; however, some types of income may be excluded from LIEAP.

LIEAP clients may contact their local DoHS office for more information.

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