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Assistance to begin January 4

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Mt. Ida/Glenwood, Ark. – Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin January 4th, 2016. 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.
Please note: To apply for assistance, customers are required to show a picture ID. Customers must also show a copy of their electric and gas bill, regardless of the bill wanting to be paid.
In Montgomery County, applications are accepted every Wednesday at the CADC Mt. Ida Senior Activity Center, 158 Senior Drive, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-867-0151 for more information.
In Pike County, applications are accepted every Tuesday at the CADC Glenwood Senior Activity Center, 229 Betty St, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-356-4212. Applications will also be accepted every Monday at the CADC Murfreesboro Senior Activity Center, 120 E. Court, Ste. A, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-285-2312 for more information.
Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. 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, customers are required to show a picture ID. Customers must also show a copy of their electric and gas bill, regardless of the bill wanting to be paid. Additionally, 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 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. CADC offers USDA Commodities, Community Participation, Family Development, Free Tax Preparation, Head Start, Individual Development Accounts, Economic Literacy, LIHEAP utility bill payments, Public and Medicaid Transportation, Senior Activity Centers, Single Parent Scholarship Fund and Weatherization. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.

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