The Ohio Department of Development and Council on Aging want to remind Ohioans assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills.
Ohioans can visit energyhelp.ohio.gov to apply online, download a copy of the application, or find contact information for a local Energy Assistance Provider. Older adults may contact Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025, Option 2, or one of our partner organizations (see list and contact information below) for help with assembling the required documents and completing their HEAP application.
Individuals will need to have copies of the following documents to include with their application:
- Most recent utility bills.
- A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers).
- Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members (12 months for certain income types).
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members.
- Proof of disability (if applicable).
HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after Jan. 1. If you need immediate assistance with your energy bills, please contact your local Energy Assistance Provider. A list of providers can be found at energyhelp.ohio.gov.
The last day to apply for the regular HEAP benefit is May 31, 2024. For more information or assistance with applying for a HEAP benefit, contact one of the following based on your county of residence:
|Butler County||Community First/Partners in Prime||(513) 867-1998|
|Clermont County||Clermont County Senior Services||(513) 724-1255|
|Clinton County||Clinton County Community Action||(937) 382-1234|
|Clinton County||Council on Aging||(937) 449-0642 (Option 2)|
|Hamilton County||Council on Aging||(513) 721-1025 (Option 2)|
|Hamilton County||Wesley/Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky||(513) 661-2777|
|Hamilton County||MariElders||(513) 271-5588|
|Warren County||Warren County Community Services||(513) 970-6737|
For more information on the programs, visit energyhelp.ohio.gov or call your local Energy Assistance Provider.