Millions of low-income families and individuals get help paying their utility and energy bills through LIHEAP. Formally known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, this program was created to provide regular or emergency energy help so families can reduce their out-of-pocket energy costs. LIHEAP pays your utility company directly, but it usually doesn’t cover the entire cost of your energy usage. To qualify, your income must fall below the limit for your state’s program. Download our free guide today to find more information about LIHEAP and where to apply for assistance.