Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
What is EHEAP?
EHEAP is a program that provides assistance for home energy emergencies to qualified, low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older. Applicant households must meet financial eligibility guidelines, and have an imminent energy crisis. A crisis may be an impending cut-off of utility services or an unusually hot or cold season energy expense, resulting in a past due account.
How can EHEAP help?
An eligible household is limited to receive two crisis benefits per year: one during the heating season (October through March) and one crisis benefit during the cooling season (April throughout September). After the EHEAP application is completed and eligibility is determined, assistance is provided until available funds are deleted.
How do I contact EHEAP?
Our Elder Helpline staff can refer you to a local agency in your area that provides this type of service. Just call 305-670-HELP (4357).
Who is eligible for EHEAP?
Low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older.
What documentation do I need to apply?
- You must receive a Final Notice Bill or a Notice of Past Due Amount from your local electric company.
- You must provide copies of Social Security cards, picture I.D. and proof of income for all household members.
Click here for the sites that accept EHEAP applications. Funding is limited and the day and hours when applications are accepted may vary, so call the site first to make sure they can accept an application.