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St. Mary/Vermilion CAA Accepting Appointments for LIHEAP Utility Assistance Program

Mrs.  Almetra J. Franklin, CEO, for St. Mary/Vermilion Community Action Agency would like to announce will begin accepting appointments on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 beginning at 8:30a.m for utility assistance.  You may call the central office at (337) 828-5703/5703 to set up your appointment in the St. Mary Parish area.  No Walk-Ins.  If you don’t have all information, your application will not be accepted.
LIHEAP UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:     The LIHEAP Utility Assistance Program helps low-income households pay their heating and cooling bills as well as increase their energy self-sufficiency.  This program targets people with the lowest incomes and the highest energy costs based on their income and family size.   Additional targets are low-income households that include the elderly, persons with disabilities, and young children.
CRISIS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  We will also take applications for the Crisis Assistance Program.  This program is to help households whose lights and/or gas bills are turned off or threatened to be disconnected due to do no other means of payment.  Households are eligible for one crisis payment not to exceed $475.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be responsible for the household energy bill.  Applicant must have an active heating/cooling utility account.  Applicant may only receive one LIHEAP benefit each season.

  • Heating:  November 15 – March 15,
  • Cooling:   April 1 – September 30
  • Crisis: October 1 – September 30

INFORMATION NEEDED TO APPLY

  • Recent copies of your utility bills-(Gas and Light Bills only)
  • Last four consecutive copies of check stubs for employed household members
  • Proof of unearned income (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Pension Funds, Disability, etc.)
  • Disconnect notice (if you received a shut-off notice from your energy company)
  • Proof of present address (Cable, Telephone, Water, rent receipt, lease or deed, etc.)
  • Driver’s license or picture ID of everyone 18 and over in Household
  • Social Security card for all members living in your household
  • Additional information may be required to determine your eligibility for energy assistance

Number in Household

Gross Income Per Month

1

$2,011

2

$2,630

3

$3,249

4

$3,868

5

$4,486

 
2020 LIHEAP 60% ESTIMATED  
STATE MEDIAN INCOME LEVELS

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