CEAP provides relief to those low income elderly and/or disabled households most vulnerable to the high cost of energy for home heating and cooling from fluctuations in energy costs by providing financial assistance, paying up to six or eight of the highest bills during the year depending on whether they are considered a vulnerable household. Furthermore, it provides assistance in an energy-related crisis or during severe weather or supply shortages.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas. In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,630 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.