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Summer cooling assistance available

Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) began accepting online applications on June 29, for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally-funded program helps income-eligible families with their summer cooling utility bills, and applications are accepted online at

Eligible households already receiving assistance through OKDHS are pre-authorized to receive LIHEAP which means they do not need to fill out an application. Households not pre-authorized, but receiving assistance through OKDHS, have been notified by U.S. Mail and should apply online at Native American households may apply through or through their tribal nation. Tribal households cannot receive assistance from both OKDHS and their tribe during the same federal fiscal year. Only one payment per household is allowed annually for LIHEAP summer cooling assistance.

The maximum monthly gross income allowed per household size is:

1 person: $1,383

2 people: $1,868

3 people: $2,353

4 people: $2,839

5 people: $3,324

6 people: $3,809

7 people: $4,295

8 people: $4,780

Persons applying should have the most recent cooling bill information for their home or utility supplier, as well as their ID, social security number and verification of income. For more information and to apply for benefits, visit

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