Lower Columbia CAP


How This Process Works

  1. We will open online scheduling for LIHEAP on October 1, 2020 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 GUIDELINES HAVE INCREASED TO 150% POVERTY LEVEL effective October 1, 2020

Getting An Appointment

  1. Appointments are scheduled on a first come first serve basis (for HEATING assistance ONLY on this web site). If you need help with anything other then HEATING assistance, please come into the CAP office.LOWER COLUMBIA CAP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID 19. SCHEDULED LIHEAP APPOINTMENTS AFTER APRIL 1, 2020 WILL BE CONTACTED AND COMPLETED BY MAIL.
  2. You will need to fill in: 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. You will want to have all required information available before continuing.
  3. When you complete the pre-application questions you will be prompted to select your appointment time for your financial review.
    PLEASE NOTE: This is only a marker to show your interested in the program. You will be contacted by phone, BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED DATE and follow-up will be done by mail as our lobby is closed to the public due to COVID19.

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    YOU MUST REACH THE CONFIRMATION PAGE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TO BE FULLY SCHEDULED

    LOWER COLUMBIA CAP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID 19. SCHEDULED LIHEAP APPOINTMENTS AFTER APRIL 1, 2020 WILL BE CONTACTED AND COMPLETED BY MAIL.

Questions or Problems

  1. What do I need for my appointment? In general you will need - social security cards for all household members, income for the 3 prior months to your appointment for all household members, a billing history printout obtained directly from PUD and other documentation on your heat source if your primary heat source is not electric. Additional documents may be required based on household circumstances.
  2. For questions that haven't been answered please see our FAQ page. (Link at top of page.)

Register For Appointment

Have you received assistance since 10/1/2020?
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 July 2020, August 2020, or September 2020, then check the box below. Otherwise enter all income received for these months in the table below.

Type Of Income July 2020 August 2020 September 2020
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!