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Life-threatening Energy Crisis

DHS does not require an application for this program.

When the household says it has a life-threatening energy crisis,

  1. email LIHEAP with “life-threatening referral” in the subject line,

  2. include the client’s contact information and the client’s first and last name in the email.

  3. image any verification the household provides to 90L.

Required Verification

These households must

The household should also give the utility provider a copy of the medical verification. When the utility provider is aware that shut off of a utility may result in a medical crisis, it will often give the household more time to pay the utility bill. Approvals must comply with the maximum benefit amount limit.

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