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Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:00 pm

Central Arkansas Development Council's LIHEAP program assists households with home energy and heating bills.

Households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all

household income for the month prior the month of application. Shut off notices will be accepted for Crisis Home Energy Assistance only.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice

with a disconnect date within seven days of application date.

All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients.

Applications are accepted 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. in counties served by the Central Arkansas Development Council, including Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita and Union.

In Columbia County, contact the CADC Magnolia Office at 1503 N. Vine St. or at 870-234-6444.

In Dallas County, contact the CADC Fordyce Office at 410 E. 4th St. or 870-352-8894.

In Ouachita County, contact the CADC Camden Office at 313 Jefferson

St. SW or at 870-836-3200. In Saline County, contact the Benton Workforce Center at 400 Edison or at 501-315-7702.

In Union County, contact the CADC El Dorado Office at 1426 NW Ave. or at 870-864-0067.

The LIHEAP summer program will assist households with electric bills

only. The eligible household must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior the month of application.

The income guidelines for this program are based on 150 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Based on these guidelines, a one person household must make less than $1,300 per month to qualify. For each additional household member, add $468 to the monthly income to determine eligibility.

To apply for assistance, the household should bring a copy of the current utility bill, social security numbers, and proof-of- income and

date of birth for all household members. Clients must have a working knowledge of household resources. Additional information may be required during the interview process. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.

 

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