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Utility Assistance

  • LIHEAP and LIWAP : https://mydss.mo.gov/utility-assistance
    • Energy Assistance- a one time payment for either heating or cooling costs between October-May
    • Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)- Helps pay your bill when you have a termination or disconnection notice indicating a specific disconnection date. The amount of assistance you receive is based on the amount of the bill
      • Winter ECIP is available November-May based on funding- Maximum amount you can get is $800
      • Summer ECIP is available June-Semtember. The maximum amount you can get is $600
    • Eligibility:
      • Are responsible for paying the utilities for your home (or rental)
      • Are a Missouri resident
      • Are a US citizen (or have been legally admitted for permanent residence)
      • Have less than $3,000 in your bank account, retirement accounts, or investments
      • Meet or are below the income guidelines for your household size (Income Guidelines)
    • To Apply:
      • Complete LIHEAP application (Application)
      • If applying online then click submit at end of application
      • Upload required documents
      • Or mail in documents and application to indicicated agency