The Missouri Department of Social Services is extending the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from March 31 to May 31 for Missourians who have not previously applied. LIHEAP helps low-income Missourians with a one-time payment for their primary heating bills from November through May 31. To be eligible for the program, low-income Missourians must:

• Be responsible for paying home heating costs,

• Have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments,

• Have a household income less than 135% of the federal poverty level (a monthly income of $2,400 for a family of three or $2,897 for family of four) and,

• Be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence.

Low-income Missourians may also qualify for the Energy Crisis Intervention

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