Eligibility

To qualify for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP), you must live in Minnesota and your household's income must be below a certain level. If you meet these requirements, the state will help pay for your heating costs.

Income Limits

The annual income limits for the program depend on how many people are in your household.

If you have this many people in your house…

…the annual income limit is

Energy Assistance Program: Income Limits

1

$25,983

2

$33,978

3

$41,973

4

$49,698

5

$57,963

6

$65,958

7

$67,457

These limits are for the period 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2019. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has a list of income limits for larger families.

Applying for Energy Assistance

To apply for Energy Assistance, download an application, fill it out, and submit it to your local Energy Assistance provider. You can also get information on applying by calling 1-800-657-3710 or 651-296-2860 (TTY). You should find out whether or not you qualify within a month of applying.

Things you need to do for your Energy Assistance application

Gather proof of income over the past 3 months

Know the name of your heating and electric provider and your account number

Have your most recent energy bills

Things you don’t need to do for your Energy Assistance application

Prove your immigration status

Go in for an interview

Application Deadlines

For help paying your heating bills between 10/1/2018 and 9/30/2019, you must apply by 5/31/2019. Try to apply as early in the year as possible.