Assistance Programs Eligibility

Eligibility and benefits for the Electric, Fuel and Weatherization Assistance Programs.

Eligibility and benefits for the Electric Assistance are based on the number of members in your household and your gross annual household income.

Eligibility and benefits for the Fuel Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Programs are based on a person’s gross household income and the applicant’s primary place of residence being New Hampshire. Additionally, other factors can include household size, vulnerability of the residents, and if the household is responsible for energy cost of $100 or more.

Customers of Eversource, Unitil, Liberty and NHEC are eligible to participate in the Electric Assistance Program. All homeowners and renters, including renters whose heat is included in their rent, are eligible for the Fuel Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Programs. To find out if you are eligible for one of these programs, please contact your local Community Action Agency. Eligibility for these programs can usually be determined during one visit.

New Hampshire's Electric, Fuel and Weatherization Assistance Programs prohibit discrimination based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and mental or physical disability.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

The income eligibility threshold for the Electric Assistance Program, the Fuel Assistance Program, and the Weatherization Assistance Program is currently established at 60% of the New Hampshire State Median Income (SMI). All households with incomes up to 60% of the NH SMI are encouraged to apply through their local Community Action Agency.

60% New Hampshire State Median Income Guidelines

Income Eligibility Based on Family Size and Gross Annual Income

  • For a family of 1, a maximum gross annual income of $37,696
  • For a family of 2, a maximum gross annual income of $49,295
  • For a family of 3, a maximum gross annual income of $60,894
  • For a family of 4, a maximum gross annual income of $72,493
  • For a family of 5, a maximum gross annual income of $84,092
  • For a family of 6, a maximum gross annual income of $95,691
  • For a family of 7, a maximum gross annual income of $97,866
  • For a family of 8, a maximum gross annual income of $100,040

For households with more than 8 persons, contact your Community Action Agency for more information.