LIHEAP Application Instructions

In order to apply for South Dakota LIEAP, you will need to fill an application. You can get the application in three different ways.

Fill application form at local DSS office: You can visit your local Department of Social Security (DSS) and fill and application form there.

Download application form: You can download an application or print it online from this link (

Get application in mail: You can call at 1-800-233-8503 to ask for an application in mail. You will receive a full LIEAP bundle, which will contain an application form in addition to LIEAP broacher and other informational material.

When applying for South Dakota LIEAP, make sure that you accompany your application form with necessary documents for verifying your eligibility for the program. These may include proof of heating cost, proof of household income, and proof of residence but not limited to these. To find out exactly what documents you may need to provide, call the number above and get full details according to your case.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for LIEAP benefits in South Dakota, you will need to apply for the program. The program will determine your eligibility based on size of your household, income, location, type of fuel used, and cost of heating. To be eligible for benefits, you will need to meet the following requirements.

  • You must be a U.S citizen or a legal alien

  • You must be a resident of South Dakota

  • You must be the person responsible for paying heating costs for the household

  • Your household income must meet income guidelines for the program

Income Eligibility

Households will have to meet the following income guidelines for 3-month income to receive LIEAP benefits in South Dakota.

Size of Household Maximum income (3-months)

  1. $4,886

  2. $6,619

  3. $8,351

  4. $10,084

  5. $11,816

  6. $13,549

  7. $14,017

  8. $14,583

  9. $16,068

  10. $17,553