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Get Help With Your Utility Bills
DDOE helps eligible District residents pay heating and cooling bills. If you're eligible, you can receive between $250and $1,500 as a one-time Regular Energy Assistance benefit for your household. The amount of Regular Assistance is based on household size, total household income, heating source, and type of dwelling.
Emergency Energy Assistance is available to low-income District residents who have received a disconnection notice for electric or gas service, or are currently disconnected. Assistance is also available to residents without home heating oil.
How to Apply for Help:
Regular Assistance (Your electricity has not been disconnected)
- Check the income guidelines below to make sure you qualify.
- Set up an appointment by calling 311.
Emergency Assistance (Your electricity has been disconnected.)
- Come to one of our offices (an appointment is not necessary)
- Bring with you:
- Your disconnection notice
- Your most recent utility bills (or a copy)
- Your government-issued ID
- Proof of income for everyone in your home who receives income
- Social security cards for everyone in your home
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Washington, DC 20011
- Bilingual staff on site
- ADA Compliance
- Serving Wards 1,2,3,4, & 5
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Washington, DC 20020
- Translation services provided
- ADA Compliance
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Income Guidelines for FY 2014
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Application Forms and More Information
- LIHEAP and UDP Application Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Notice for Nov. 20, 2012, Public Hearing for State Plan for Fiscal Year 2013
- Final Abbreviated State Plan for Fiscal Year 2013 [PDF]
- Final State Plan for Fiscal Year 2012 [PDF]
- Present eligibility table (or “decision matrix”) [PDF]
If you disagree with DDOE's decision on your LIHEAP application, please see your appeal rights.
For more information, please contact the DDOE Energy Office by calling 311.