WAP Application Instructions

To receive Hawaii WAP benefits, you can use any of the following methods.

  1. Apply through State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations: You can also apply through State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations by calling at 808-586-8675.

  2. Apply through local WAP provider: Apply with your local WAP provider. Here is a list of providers in different counties. You will find a list of WAP providers for each county below.


Hawaii County

Hawaii Country Economic Opportunity Council

47 Rainbow Drive

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone: 961-2681

Fax: 935-9213

Maui County

Use this link for up-to-date contact information.

Kauai County

PO Box 1027

Lihui, Hawaii 96766

Phone: 245-4077

Fax: 249-7476

Oahu County

Use this link for up-to-dated contact information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants will need to meet some requirements to receive assistance through Hawaii WAP.

  • Applicants should be U.S citizen or a legal alien. Applicants will need to furnish proof of their citizenship or provide alien certificate.

  • Applicants should be residents of state of Hawaii. A proof of current residence will be needed to establish eligibility.

  • Applicant's annual household income should be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). Income proof will be required to prove eligibility for Hawaii WAP. Applicants receiving SSI or TANF benefits will be automatically income eligible for the program.

Income eligibility

Households should meet income limits in order to receive Hawaii WAP benefits.

Household size Annual gross income limit

Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $31,260 $2,605
2 $42,120 $3,510
3 $52,980 $4,415
4 $63,840 $5,320
5 $74,700 $6,225
6 $85,560 $7,130
7 $96,420 $8,035
8 $107,280 $8,940
+8 $10,860 annually $905 monthly

If your family has more than eight people, you can add $10,860 ($905 monthly) for each additional person to find annual gross income limit for the household.