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We help you pay for your gas & electric bills through the LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program).  See below to learn how to apply today.


Services are available to Cook County residents who are in need of financial assistance. Please contact one of our intake sites for more information on how to apply.

What is it?

For many households, utility bills can place stress on a family’s budget. In some cases, the household may be forced to make difficult decisions, such as sacrificing certain necessities in order to pay their energy bills. LIHEAP can help to take some of that stress away and keep utilities running.

How does it help?

ONE TIME BENEFIT provided to eligible households towards your gas & electric bill.

Do I Qualify?

To qualify, you must meet the new, expanded income guidelines.

Income Guidelines
Income Eligibility Guidelines (Gross Income) *
Family Size 30 Days
1 $2,127.00
2 $2,873.00
3 $3,620.00
4 $4,367.00
5 $5,113.00
6 $5,860.00
7 $6,607.00
8 $7,353.00

If you’ve already completed LIHEAP application, you can check the status by clicking the button below.

If you’ve already completed an application for Peoples Gas Share the Warmth or ComEd Residential Hardship, you can check the status by calling CEDA’s Call Center at (800) 571-2332.

What do I need to do?

Review income guidelines, application dates and what documents you need to apply.

You can apply from the safety of your home by calling a CEDA partner intake site at. Locate your local site here: If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-571-2332.

More Gas and Electric Assistance

ComEd Residential Hardship provides up to $500 once every two years to put toward ComEd electric bills.

Peoples Gas Share the Warmth provides up to $200 to put toward Peoples Gas home-heating bills.

You may be eligible for other programs

Please review our “Find Services” page to learn more.