How to Apply for LIHEAP

  1. Complete the on-line LIHEAP application through the YES New Mexico portal. 
  2. Visit a New Mexico Human Services office with your application to apply in person. You also can get applications at Human Services offices.

Also take the following information with you when you visit the Human Services office:

  • Household income for last 30 days
  • Identification of the person placing the application
  • If not a U.S. citizen, proof of qualified immigrant status
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Household cost for heating or cooling; the highest bill from the last 12 months

Who Can Qualify for LIHEAP?

Eligibility is determined by factors, including household income and immigration status. Benefit amount is based on other factors, including income, household size, household members' ages, disabilities.

Income guidelines

Your total household income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to qualify for the Good Neighbor Fund. Guidelines presented below:

Total Household Income
Total Household Members/ TamaƱo del Grupo Familiar Total Household Monthly Income/ Total Mensual del Ingreso Familiar Total Household Annual Income/ Total anual del Ingreso Familiar
1 $1,823 $21,870
2 $2,465 $29,580
3 $3,108 $37,290
4 $3,750 $45,000
5 $4,392 $52,710
6 $5,035 $60,420
7 $5,678 $68,130
8 $6,320 $75,840
For each person more than 8, add: $642 $7,710
If no income, food stamps/SNAP may be accepted as proof of income

Tribal Land Residents

If you live on lands of any of these tribes, check with tribal government or a chapter house about how to apply.

  • Cochiti
  • Jemez
  • Jicarilla Apache
  • Laguna
  • Nambe
  • Navajo
  • Sandia
  • Santa Ana
  • Zia
  • Zuni