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Energy Assistance Eligibility Guidelines

[Modified by executive action on February 4, 2014]

Maximum Annual Income for Qualifying Households

For the period of Oct. 1, 2013 – Sep. 30, 2014

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program is available to Minnesotans who need help paying for their heating bills. Your eligibility for assistance is based on your last 3 months of household income prior to signing the application, or your most recent Federal Tax Form 1040 for self-employment income. The chart below will help you determine whether your household is eligible for financial assistance.

Note: The chart below was updated on February 4, 2014, following the executive action of Governor Mark Dayton to expand eligibility for the program to help more Minnesota families. These new maximum income guidelines are based on 60% of state median income (SMI). This is an increase from 50% SMI. This change is retroactive to the beginning of the program year (October 1, 2013).

Household
Size
Annual
3-Month
1 $27,232 $6,808
2 $35,612 $8,903
3 $43,991 $10,997
4 $52,370 $13,092
5 $60,749 $15,187
6 $69,128 $17,282
7 $70,700 $17,675
8 $72,271 $18,067
9 $73,842 $18,460
10 $75,413 $18,853
11 $76,984 $19,246
12 $78,555 $19,638
13 $80,126 $20,031
14 $81,697 $20,424
15 $83,268 $20,817
16 $84,839 $21,209
17 $86,411 $21,602
18 $87,982 $21,995
19* $92,235 $23,058
20* $96,657 $24,164


*Based on 60% of State Median Income or 110% of Federal Poverty, whichever is greater.