Low income home energy assistance applications being accepted

BENTON – Saline County residents can apply for utility assistance through Central Arkansas Development Council’s regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists households with[more] 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.

LIHEAP applications are accepted on a first come, first serve walk-in Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Benton Workforce Center, 400 Edison Street. Call 501-315-0885.

Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,354. For each additional person in the household, add $468. 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 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.

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. 

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