APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE

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If you are a Veteran in need of energy assistance, the Heat for Heroes Campaign is here to help!

Please follow the EASY steps below to help obtain the services you deserve:

Step 1: Apply for WHEAP

WHEAP is a State run program that provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs and energy related crisis situations. This program operates in all 72 counties and 7 tribes in the State of Wisconsin. Operating with Federal and State funding, the program currently serves over 230,000 Wisconsin households and over 10,000 Wisconsin Veterans.

**Important Note: You may be immediately eligible to receive WHEAP energy assistance! A current year completed WHEAP application must be on file for a Heat for Heroes representative to assist you, even if you have been denied services.

Services Provided for WHEAP eligible households:

  • Assistance with Heating Bills (October 1st-May 15th)
  • Assistance with Electric Bills (October 1st-May 15th)
  • Potential Crisis Assistance – for emergency situations
  • Furnace Repair or Replacement
  • Home Weatherization Referrals

2017-2018 
WHEAP Gross Income Guidelines:  

Household Size

3 Months

1

$6,650

2

$8,696

3

$10,743

4

$12,789

5

$14,835

6

$16,881

7

$17,265

8

$17,649

How to apply for WHEAP

(Choose one of the Three ways)

  • Contact your local county Health and Human Services office for an application site near you
  • Contact the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program at 1-866-423-8947 or click HERE to visit their website on where to apply
  • Contact a Heat for Heroes Representative at: 1-800-891-9276

 

Preparing for WHEAP application – Items Needed:

  • Most recent household energy bill(s)
  • Social Security Numbers for ALL members of the household
  • Photo ID
  • Written proof of your household’s GROSS income for the three months prior to your application date, such as:
    • Payroll Stubs
    • Veteran Benefits
    • Child Support printout
    • Unemployment printout
    • Social Security benefit verification letter

  • Please note: Some county WHEAP agencies may require additional information, please contact your local WHEAP agency for a complete list of documents required

 

Step 2: Contact Heat for Heroes

If you have completed your WHEAP application with your respected county and have been denied services or are in need of additional/supplemental crisis assistance, please contact a Heat for Heroes Representative IMMEDIATELY at:

1-800-891-9276 OR contact us directly online below.

A Heat for Heroes Representative will contact you within 24 business hours.

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