Low-income families in the state of Illinois can still apply for financial assistance to help pay for gas or electric bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until June 30, 2021. However, the sooner you apply, the better.
LIHEAP remains available up to 200% of the federal poverty level, and undocumented applicants are welcome. Currently, the LIHEAP system accepts an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in place of a Social Security number (SSN). Even if you don’t have an ITIN, you can still apply.
To apply for LIHEAP, fill out the r pre-qualification application. Once you fill out your application, your local LIHEAP office will contact you.
For more information and to learn about other financial assistance programs, visit the state’s Help for Illinois Families website.