The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin taking applications for its energy assistance program at mass intake days across the state this week.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) mass intake days will begin on January 7, 2013, and continue in certain counties on certain days through January 11. The mass intake days will be held in Union, Columbia and Ouachita Counties.
January 9th Mass Intake Day
Applications taken from 8 a.m. until noon at the TAC House (1101 North West Avenue in El Dorado).
After the mass intake day in Union County, applications will be accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon at the CADC El Dorado Office, 1426 North West Avenue. Call 870-864-0067 for more information.
January 10th Mass Intake Day
Applications will be taken 9 am until 1 pm at the Jimmie Red Jones Community Center (231 South Frederick Street in Magnolia).
After the mass intake day in Columbia County, applications will be accepted at the CADC Magnolia Office, 1503 North Vine, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-234-6444 for more information.
January 11th Mass Intake Day
Applications will be taken 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Carnes Park Teen Town Building (955 Adams Street in Camden).
After the mass intake day in Ouachita County, applications will be accepted at the CADC Ouachita County office, 313 Jefferson, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-836-3200 for more information.
Persons, including elderly and disabled who previously received LIHEAP forms in the mail do not need to attend mass intake LIHEAP Days. Applications should be returned completely filled. Regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. Shut off notices will not be accepted.
Application Process and Income Requirements
Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,481. The income eligibility limits are set at 60% of the state's median income level. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.
To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman's comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required. 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.