The LIHEAP application period begins on October 1st and runs through May 31st. The time period in which applications are accepted is always dependent upon funding and State regulations. The final date in which applications are accepted can vary from year to year. Our offices begin taking applications the first of October each year. October and November are considered priority months. During the priority months applications will only be approved for income eligible households who have an elderly member (age 60 and above) or a disabled member who is receiving government disability benefits or households that are disconnected from their gas or electric service. Any home with a child under the age of 6 can apply Nov 1st, all other households may begin applying December 1st. Appointments are scheduled through the local county Western Egyptian Outreach Offices. You may apply and receive regular benefits one time during the program year state-wide.