Lower Columbia CAP


How This Process Works

  1. We will open online scheduling for LIHEAP on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  2. You MUST reside in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County.
    (a) Not sure whether you live in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County? Look at the FAQ page using the link above.
    (b) If you are outside Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County and need energy assistance click here: Washington State LIHEAP .
  3. You MUST be income eligible. Check the Household Size and Income chart link at the top of the page.
    PLEASE NOTE: INCOME LIMITS HAVE INCREASED TO 150% POVERTY LEVEL effective October 1, 2020

Getting An Appointment

  1. Appointments are scheduled on a first come first served basis. The appointments on this website are for HEATING assistance ONLY. If you need help with anything other then HEATING assistance, please call the CAP office.
  2. To make an appointment you will need to fill in the following: total number of people in the household, last 4 numbers of your Social Security number, your name, birthdate, address, phone number and check the boxes for all income types in your household.
  3. You will be prompted to select your appointment time for your application.
    PLEASE NOTE: Your appointment time and date is only a place-holder for your energy assistance program application. You will be contacted by phone before your scheduled appointment date and your application will be completed by mail as our lobby is currently closed to the public due to COVID19.

  4. ****YOUR APPOINTMENT IS NOT COMPLETELY SCHEDULED UNTIL YOU REACH THE CONFIRMATION PAGE ****

Questions or Problems

  1. What do I need for my appointment? You will need copies of social security cards for all household members, documentation for all household members which verifies gross income received in the 1 month previous to your appointment, a 12-month billing history printout obtained from PUD (if your primary heat source is not electric you will need to provide additional documentation for your specific heat source). Additional documentation may be required based on household circumstances.
  2. For answers to additional questions please click on the FAQ link at top of this page.

Register For Appointment

Have you received assistance since 10/1/2021?
We're sorry but Energy Assistance in only eligible once per heating season.

Applicant Information

* = Required Field

Applicant

Residence Address

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Income Information

What source(s) of income has/have been received in the household?
This would include everyone in the household, including those 17 and under. Check all that applies below.

  • Households will be required to verify income when it was RECEIVED, not earned.






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Income Information

If your entire household has received no income/monies of any kind for the months of October 2021, November 2021, or December 2021, then check the box below. Otherwise enter all income received for these months in the table below.

Type Of Income October 2021 November 2021 December 2021
Earned income  (gross)
TANF
GAUGAX
SSA
SSI
SSD
Unemployment
(not taxed at the time received)
Unemployment
(taxed at the time received)
Child support   (received)
Child support   (paid out)
Pensions/retirement
(taxed at the time rec'd)
Pensions/retirement
(not taxed at the time rec'd)
Military
Self-employment
Other

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Choose Your Appointment

If you continue beyond this point you authorize Lower Columbia CAP staff to verify income for all household members.



If you need to change your appointment, You can do so by clicking on the Office, Appointment Date, or Appointment Time fields above.

ONCE YOU PRESS SUBMIT, YOU CAN NOT CHANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT!