The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps millions of families pay their utility bills and avoid having their power shut off. If you are at risk of losing power or are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may qualify for LIHEAP assistance. To receive benefits, you will need to meet income requirements and show a need for assistance, like a shut-off warning, for example. If you believe you qualify, you can apply online, in person, by mail, by phone, by fax or even by email, depending on your state. Find more information about LIHEAP and how to get benefits in our free guide.