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Minnesota Energy Assistance Program Benefits

Program Description

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs for low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes paying a high proportion of household income for home energy. Services include payment of energy bills, help with utility disconnections or necessary fuel deliveries, education on efficient and safe use of home heating energy, advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of consumers, and repair or replacement of homeowners' malfunctioning heating systems.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Minnesota and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 50 percent of the State's Median Income:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,354
2 $30,540
3 $37,726
4 $44,912
5 $52,098
6 $59,284
7 $60,631
8 $61,979
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Contact your local EAP service provider for an EAP application.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please call: 1-800-657-3710