Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
At SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, we understand that there are times when a member may be facing financial difficulty and may need assistance in paying their utility bill. In those instances, we ask that members please contact our office to discuss options available.
Your Cooperative is involved with the Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is designed to assist eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location. LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of Illinois. Energy Assistance is provided by local community action agencies or not-for-profit agencies throughout the state. You may contact the agency provider in your area to apply for assistance.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Illinois and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs. In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
|Household Size||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)||Maximum Income Level (Per Month)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $8,960 per additional person to the annual income. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
If you are needing assistance, you will need to contact your local agencies to set up an appointment. Please see the list of agencies below.
Community Action Agencies Serving SEIEC Members
Serving – Hamilton, Gallatin, Saline & White Counties
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Office Harrisburg Location
110 Latham Street 14 Veterans Drive
P.O. Box 70 Harrisburg, IL 62946
Enfield, IL 62835-0070 Phone: 618-252-2680
Serving – Franklin & Williamson Counties
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
410 West Main St.
West Frankfort, IL 62896-2229
SHAWNEE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Serving – Hardin, Johnson, Massac & Pope Counties
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Office Hardin County Location
530 W. Washington 147 N Main Street
P.O. Box 298 P.O. Box 168
Karnak, IL 62956-0298 Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Phone: 618-634-2201 Phone: 618-287-7071
Pope County Location
Pope County Community Center
922 S. Adams Street
Golconda, IL 62938