Energy Assistance Available

Because fewer households than anticipated have applied for help with paying utility bills, unspent money remains in the area Low Income Energy Assistance Program, according to the South Central Human Resource Agency.


“If you do not currently have a LIEAP credit, meet the low income requirements and have not received assistance since July 1, 2016, you are eligible to apply. Funds are available for regular and crisis applications,” Sara Brown, community services director for the agency, said.


The program helps low income households through direct energy payments to their energy provider. Households with a total annual income below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines may be assisted.


Proof of the total household income for the past eight weeks is required to determine eligibility.


The social security card for each household member must be provided with the applicant’s ID. A printout from the utility company for the past 12 months’ energy bill and the most current utility bill must be provided.


Those interested in applying should make an appointment at the SCHRA office at 923 E. College St., Suite 104, Pulaski, at 363-5382.


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