Department of Health and Human Services
 

Get Help With Your Energy Bill

It's as Easy as 1-2-3!

The Energy Assistance Program provides qualified Milwaukee County residents with a one-time, annual payment toward heating and electric bills. The funding pays a portion of energy costs determined by household size, income and energy costs. The benefit is usually paid directly to the energy supplier.

1. Check out the rules!

If you have a utility bill and are within our income guidelines, you probably qualify!

2. Apply!

Schedule an appointment now or call (414) 270-4-MKE!

3. Qualify!

Complete the application with one of our Energy Specialists and your benefit will go directly to your utility account! Scroll down for a list of things you may need to bring with you to your appointment.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

 

It's Easy to Apply - Make Your Appointment Today!

Am I Eligible?

The amount of assistance depends on income and energy costs.

2017-18 Income Guidelines
  Family Size Month Annual
1 $2,217 $26,601
2 $2,899 $34,785
3 $3,581 $42,970
4 $4,263 $51,155
5 $4,945 $59,340
6 $5,627 $67,525
7 $5,755 $69,059
8 $5,883 $70,594

How Do I apply?

Make an Appointment Now!

Visit one of our locations:

Northwest: 4906 W. Fond du Lac Avenue

North: 6918 W.  Brown Deer Road

Downtown: 728 N. James Lovell Street

West Allis: 6761 W. Greenfield Avenue

Southeast: 2701 S. Chase Avenue

South: 5663 S. 27th Street

Not a Milwaukee County resident? Find your office.

 (414) 270-4-MKE

What Should I Bring With Me?

  1. Photo ID (recommended; mandatory for first-time and NEW to Milwaukee County applicants)
  2. Social Security numbers and birth dates for everyone in the household
  3. Current gas, electric or oil energy bill (or lease/letter from your landlord if heat is included in your rent)
  4. Proof of all income sources for the entire household's gross income for the three months prior to the application month (child support, wages, pension, unemployment, etc.)
  5. Seasonal employees and self-employed persons will require the prior year's entire tax package. Rental income must be verified by taxes and schedule E

Get more detailed information on what to bring in

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You May Qualify for More Help

Qualifying for Energy Assistance gives you access to other benefits:

Heating System Repair or Replacement

If you're a qualified Energy Assistance client, and your furnace, boiler or other heating system quits during our heating season (October 1 thought May 15), dial 211 at any time, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and we will help you repair, or even replace when necessary, your non-operating heating system.

 

Homeowners that qualify for WHEAP benefits can qualify for furnace repair.  Renters can qualify, your landlord must also be eligible for WHEAP.

Crisis Benefits

If you have no heat, have received a disconnection notice, or are nearly out of stored fuel and cannot afford a refill, you may be eligible for crisis help. Crisis help is based on the need, the resources of your household, your payment history, and availability of funds.  (Note: Crisis benefits are not eligible for FAIR hearings.)

Assistance With a Disconnection Notice

You may be eligible for assistance if you have received a disconnection notice or have had your fuel or electric service disconnected.

 

Eligibility is based on how many times you have received crisis assistance, how many payments you have made to your utility company and how much you have paid to the utility company.

Fuel Oil or Other Bulk Fuel

Bulk fuels like propane and fuel oil often require a minimum order for the fuel company to deliver and the need never arises at a convenient time. Crisis Assistance may be available to help you meet the minimum order cost.

Weatherization Program

One of the best ways to make sure your energy bills stay where you can afford them is to make sure your home wastes as little energy as possible. Your local weatherization agency can help you insulate your home and water heater, install energy-efficient lighting, reduce air leakage and replace old and inefficient appliances and heating systems. The Weatherization Program targets homes with excessive energy use and also has elderly residents, residents with disabilities or young children (under six years old).

 

We can insulate attics and walls, install energy efficient lighting and thermostats, seal up air leaks and provide money-saving tips on maintenance and conservation.

Thank You to Our Weatherization Partners


  

MILWAUKEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

1220 W. Vliet St.

Suite 301

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

Our Vision

Together, creating healthy communities.

Our Mission

Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

Our Values

Partnership, Respect, Integrity, 

Diversity, Excellence

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