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Help Available for Paying Home Heating Bills

The program is for income-qualified Arkansans.
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Central Arkansas Development Council is accepting applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance in Pulaski County.

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.

In Pulaski County, applications are accepted at the following locations and times:
  • Arkansas Workforce Center of Jacksonville, #2 Crestview Plaza in Jacksonville. Applications will be accepted on a walk-in basis on Thursdays only, 9 a.m. until noon and is limited to the first 50 customers. 
  • Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University in Little Rock. Applications will be accepted on a walk-in basis only, Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon and is limited based on staff availability. For more information in Pulaski County, call (501) 603-0909.
Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,482.  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. Click here for a list of offices across the state.

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