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Determining the eligibility of LIHEAP applicants is important so that states can ensure, to the extent possible, that program benefits are provided only to eligible households. In determining eligibility, states generally request the following information from applicants:



Income Eligiblity

Categorical Eligibility

Assets / Resource Tests

Defining Income

Variations by Component or Household Type

Zero Income

Changing Income Guidelines

Home Energy Obligation / Housing Type

Other Eligiblity