Michigan Home Heating Credit and
Food Assistance
Did you know:
  • that if you rent and your heat is included in your rent, that you can apply for the Michigan Home Heating Credit? 
  • that if you receive $20 or more heating credit that you may receive increased food assistance benefits? 
  • that you do not have to file an income tax return to file for the Home Heating Credit?
If you have applied for the Home Heating Credit and it was more than $20 in the current month or previous 12 
months, make sure to let your DHHS caseworker know so they can factor in the credit to determine the amount of food assistance.

There is no income tax filing required to claim this credit, just the Michigan form 1040CR-7

The Home Heating Credit is a way the State of Michigan helps you pay some of your heating expenses, if you are a qualified Michigan homeowner or renter. You may apply for a Home Heating Credit for your 2016-17 primary heat source. To apply, you must meet the income guidelines and the other qualifications. If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for the Home Heating Credit, contact your nearest free tax site. Dial
2-1-1 to find a VITA location near you or to schedule an appointment to get your taxes done for free by an IRS-certified volunteer.

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2017

TrueNorth's emPower heat and energy program is no longer accepting applications. Check back in October 2017. Thank you.
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