Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program accepted starting Jan. 9

BENTON — Central Arkansas Development Council will begin taking applications for the Low Income Home[more] Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at Mass Intake Days January 9th thru 12th, 2012. The mass intake days will be held in Pulaski, Saline, Clark, Ouachita, Lonoke, Union and Hot Spring counties.

In Pulaski County, applications will be taken beginning January 9th and 10th, at the mass intake day, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock.

In Saline County, applications will be taken beginning January 9th at the mass intake day, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Gene Moss Building, 913 E. Sevier in Benton.

Persons, including elderly and disabled who previously received LIHEAP forms in the mail do not need to attend LIHEAP Day. 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.

Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,462. 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.

CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the "War on Poverty." The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.

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