DOSS provides Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) which assists low-income households who include at least one (1) individual age sixty (60) and older and are experiencing a home energy crisis.

Households are eligible for one (1) summer (cooling) crisis benefit during the period from April 1 to September 30 and one (1) winter (heating) benefit from October 1 to March 31 each year, not to exceed $400.


The consumer must be or have been residing in the EHEAP service area at the time the home energy cost were incurred in order to receive assistance.

  • The consumer must complete an application and return all required information and verification to DOSS while funds remain available.
  • The consumer must provide a final fuel bill for home energy.
  • The consumer must have a verifiable home energy crisis.
  • The consumer must not live in government subsidized housing projects where home heating and cooling are totally included in the rent.

Consumer automatically qualifies if he or she has a home energy emergency, and:

  • Receives Food Stamps, or
  • Applied for Weatherization Assistance Program and is currently eligible, or
  • Applied for Community Services Block Grant and is currently eligible.


Application Locations:


810 Datura Street, Room 300
West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Tel:  561-355-4746
Fax:  561-355-3222

Mid County Senior Center

3680 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Tel:  561-357-7100
Fax:  561-357-7114

North County Senior Center

5217 Northlake Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Tel:  561-694-5435
Fax:  561-694-9611 

West County Senior Center

2916 State Road #15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Tel:  561-996-4808
Fax:  561-992-1011