Households must usually apply for energy assistance.
There are two exceptions:
- Households may be pre-authorized for the LIHEAP winter heating or summer cooling component without filing an application, but are not pre-authorized for both in the same federal fiscal year, October through September.
- Household needs life-threatening (LT) medical situation energy crisis. Please see the Life Threatening Crisis article regarding the criteria for a referral.
How to apply?
During open enrollment households may apply for energy assistance online, over the telephone, or through a paper application, as requested.
A household can submit an application during open enrollment using OKDHSLive.org
A household can call (405) 522-5050 for assistance with an online proxy application during open enrollment.
During open enrollment the household can call (405) 522-5050 to request a paper application. Energy Assistance Contact Center staff will mail a LIHEAP application (Form 08LH002E). The household must complete and return this application before the Energy Assistance Contact Center staff can evaluate the household’s eligibility. The household may return the completed application by, mailing it in the postage paid envelope, dropping it off at a DHS office, or faxing it to 405-325-7155. The application date is the date the application is received by DHS.