Utility assistance is available from the federal and state governments to help low-income individuals and families pay their energy bills. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – or LIHEAP – provides utility bill assistance to those who qualify. To receive this help, your household must meet the income requirements established by the office. If you qualify, LIHEAP will pay your utility company directly. These benefits typically do not cover the entire amount of the bill, but they can be a big help in reducing expenses. Learn more about LIHEAP, including how to approach the application process in your state, by downloading our free guide.