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LIHEAP energy assistance program

From Enrichment Services

The Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) would like to inform eligible clients of available funds from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

A portion of the funds are from the Public Service Commission and H.E.A.T.  Those that are eligible are now able to apply for this one time heating assistance payment of either $310 or $350 to help with the high cost of heating bills.  Eligible clients may only receive a one time payment per program year.

Starting November 1st, 2011, the program will open to Senior households ages 65 and older with or without minor children in the home, disabled persons with physical or mental disabilities which would cause hardship when applying during the general public period, and disabled homebound persons with physical or mental disabilities which prohibit them from conducting business in the public sector only. All other persons may apply during the general public period starting December 1st, 2011. 

All potential clients that heat their homes with natural gas, electricity, propane, wood, kerosene, or coal, and meet the income guidelines of 60% of the median household income for Georgia, and are able to provide the following information may apply:

  • Proof of income for all household members 18 years of age and older for the last 30 days; 90 days if irregular income. If no income, a Zero Income Form will be provided at the time of your appointment. All household members with no income must be present during the appointment time to complete this form.

  • Most recent home heating bill.

  • Verification of social security cards for all household members or some other legal proof of SS number.

Bringing copies of these documents, along with the originals, will expedite wait time at application intake.

Effective Tuesday, November 1, 2011, our Customer Services phone line (404.537.4300) will officially open, and staff will begin scheduling appointments for the elderly and homebound.

For safety and health reasons, we ask that clients do not form a line outside of their local Energy Assistance offices.

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