Iowa Admin. Code r. 421-22.2 - Household eligibility

(1) Households with incomes at or below the annually determined federal poverty guidelines, but not to exceed 150 percent of the guidelines, or an amount equal to 60 percent of the state median income for the state, according to DHHS, which are published annually in the Federal Register, may be eligible for assistance under LIHEAP. To receive benefits, an application must be made, eligibility determined, and program funds available before any payments may be made.
(2) Proof of income eligibility is required as outlined in the Iowa LIHEAP Policy and Procedures Manual. Any individual listed on a LIHEAP-approved application for the current fiscal year may not be listed on another application unless an exception is granted by the division.
(3) Income criteria and guidelines are contained in the Iowa LIHEAP State Plan and the Iowa LIHEAP Policy and Procedures Manual.
(4) All payments are contingent upon the availability of federal funds.
(5) The amount of assistance a household may receive is determined by a payment matrix that considers household income, household size, fuel type, and other targeting factors, as described in the current Iowa LIHEAP Policy and Procedures Manual.
(6) All households applying for this program will simultaneously be making application for weatherization assistance, and 421-Chapter 23 shall govern weatherization applications.
(7) Both owner-occupied and renter-occupied households will be assisted.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 421-22.2
Adopted by IAB December 29, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 13, effective 2/2/2022

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