The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides a one-time payment up to $750 from October 1 through September 30, to help eligible households pay for their current or past due water and/or wastewater (sewer) bills, and disconnection and reconnection fees. DSS will make payments directly to the participating utility company.
The Program Begins October 1, 2021, for elderly & disabled households and November 1, 2021, for all other households.
You may be eligible if you meet all of the following requirements:
NOTE: If all household members currently get Temporary Assistance (cash)
or SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits, you are automatically eligible for LIHWAP.
You must still apply for the program to get the benefit.
CMCA has 30 days to process an application. You will be notified in writing from the Department of Social Services if you are approved or denied after your application is processed. It may take up to 45 days before you get your notice.
If your water or wastewater company does not participate in the LIHWAP program, you will not be approved for LIHWAP your water or wastewater company does not participate in the LIHWAP program, you will not be approved for LIHWAP.
Contact the contracted agency where you submitted your application and tell them that you moved. You will need to complete a new application with your new address, and submit it and a copy of the water and/or wastewater bill which shows your new address.
NOTE: An application will be mailed to you if you got LIHEAP from October 1 –September 30 as you may qualify for LIHWAP if you meet all eligibility criteria. If you do not get an application, contact Central Missouri Community Action at email@example.com to ask for one to be mailed to you.