Energy Test

Let Hopelink Help You With Your Home Heating Costs

Up to $1,000 per individual is available right now to help qualifying low-income renters and homeowners with energy bills. You do not need to be behind with your payments to benefit.

Call 1-800-348-7144 now to make your in-person appointment. The appointment line is available in English, Russian and Spanish. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bring the required documents and forms to your appointment, and work with our expert staff to make your credit available in your utility account.


LIHEAP

Hopelink offers assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps you with costs associated with electric, gas, oil, propane, wood and coal. LIHEAP is available October to June.
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Guidelines

 

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PSE

We also offer assistance through the Puget Sound Energy Help Program (PSE HELP) to assist with Puget Sound Energy customers’ gas and electric costs.  PSE is available year-round. PSE Income Eligibility Guidelines

2015-2016 PSE

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If you live outside of King County, find out where to apply for energy assistance through the LIHEAP webpage for Washington State.

Documentation Requirements

(You must bring all of the following documents to your appointment)

  1. All gross income received for all household members 18 years and older during the previous 3 calendar months not including the month of your appointment.  Income documents include:
    • All paystubs
      - Please note we go by the pay date not the pay period.

    • Child support
      - Please provide documents or a signed statement from the payor.

    • COPES/ SSPS
      - For any household member who COPSE/SSPS in any of the previous 3 calendar months please print and sign a copy of our COPES and Child Care Income Verification Form

    • GAU, TANF, SSI and/or Social Security
      - Please provide a current award letter.

    • No income
      - For any member who did not receive income in any of the previous 3 calendar months please print and sign a copy of our Declaration of No-Income form

    • Pension, Retirement and/or Annuities
      - Please provide a current award letter or paystub.

    • Self-Employed
      - Business ledgers and receipts for all expenses.

    • Unemployment
      - For any household member who receives Unemployment in any of the previous 3 calendar months please print and sign a copy of our Employment Securities Form.

  2. Social security card* or legal document with the social security number for each person in the household. Legal documents that contain social security numbers may be:
    • Tax documents
    • Paystubs
    • Unemployment stubs
    • For children under 18, we will accept birth certificates, ID cards, medical coupons or medical cards.

    *Unless client has NEVER been issued a Social Security number.

  3. Picture ID with birth date clearly on it for all household members 18+.

  4. A second proof of address, which can include:
    • Phone bill
    • Subsidized housing calculation worksheet
    • Lease agreement or rent receipt
    • Mortgage or tax statement if you are a homeowner
  5. Your current heating bill and your electric bill, if they are not the same.

Application Policies:

  • All applicants must call the Energy Assistance Line at 800.348.7144 to schedule an appointment.
  • We do not take walk-in appointments.
  • We do not make appointments via e-mail or any other electronic means.

Files for download (pdf):

Unemployment Request for Records

COPES and Child Care income Verification Form

Declaration of No-Income



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