Getting Ready for Tax Season: Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 and More
Did you know that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 70 million Americans will increase in 2021? This adjustment ensures that the benefits provided match the rise in the cost of living as measured by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W), which rises when inflation increases.
How can I apply for LIHEAP?
For questions about eligibility and the application process, contact your State or Tribal LIHEAP office. If you need help finding your local LIHEAP office, call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or TTY 1-866-367-6228 for an energy assistance referral. NEAR is a free service that provides information on where to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.