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Income Eligibility Guidelines

Eligibility and benefits for the Fuel and Weatherization Assistance Programs.

Eligibility and benefits for the Fuel and Weatherization Assistance Programs are determined by gross household income (total income, including tips, interest/dividends, pensions, and all wages or salaries before deductions; rental income and self-employment may be calculated differently), number of household members, and vulnerability to heating costs. Eligibility for both programs can usually be determined during one appointment. Homeowners and renters, including renters whose heat is included in their rent, are eligible to apply.

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

2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines

The maximum gross household income by number of people in the household is currently established at 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Fuel Assistance Program is currently established at 60% of the State Median Income (SMI).

(The following information was updated on July 2, 2018.)
200% FPG
Weatherization Program
Household Size 30 Days 365 Days
1 $1,996 $24,280
2 $2,706 $32,920
3 $3,416 $41,560
4 $4,126 $50,200
5 $4,836 $58,840
6 $5,546 $67,480
7 $6,257 $76,120
8 $6,967 $84,760

Income guidelines for the Fuel Assistance Program have been increased to 60% of the State Median Income (SMI). All households with incomes up to 60% of the SMI are encouraged to apply for the Fuel Assistance Program.

60% SMI
Fuel Assistance Program
Household Size 30 Days 365 Days
1 $2,709 $32,961
2 $3,543 $43,102
3 $4,376 $53,244
4 $5,210 $63,386
5 $6,044 $73,528
6 $6,877 $83,670
7 $7,033 $85,571
8 $7,190 $87,473

For households with more than 8 persons, contact your Community Action Agency (CAA) for eligibility guidelines. Other program guidelines and requirements may apply; your CAA will provide you with all the details.

NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615