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St. James Parish Residents LIHEAP Application - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Low income residents of St. James Parish may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay their utility bills, through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP program is a federally funded program administered by St. James Parish Government, Department of Human Resources, Community Action Agency made available to St. James Parish through the Louisiana Housing Corporation. Individuals or families receiving assistance for the period of September 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 are not eligible. Individuals with a disconnection notice may be eligible to apply for a LIHEAP Crisis payment. A person who has received a LIHEAP Crisis payment within the last 12 months is not eligible for crisis assistance. Persons applying for assistance must provide the necessary documentation below to complete a LIHEAP application:

 

  • Proof of residency
  • Driverís license or identification card
  • Birthdates and copies of social security cards  for all household members
  • Gross income for all household members (Examples include but are not limited to: last four check stubs, an income verification form completed by employer, award letters, bank statements, etc.) Applicants with no income should provide a signed affidavit
  • A copy of the highest energy bill within a six month period or a disconnection notice (crisis assistance only)
  • Proof of utility allowance (if applicable)
  • Statement to authorize representative (if applicable)

 

All applicants must be residents of St. James Parish, have an active account with a participating utility company, and have not received a previous benefit within the past six months. Eligibility will be determined following appointments.

 

Appointments to complete LIHEAP applications will be scheduled by phone on a first come first served basis on the first business Monday of each month beginning March 6, 2017 at 8:30 am. Elderly and non-elderly residents should call (225) 562-2201 to schedule an appointment. Income guidelines are as follows:

2017 LIHEAP INCOME GUIDELINES

Family Size

Monthly Income Limits

Family Size

Monthly Income Limits

1

$1,905

9

$5,165

2

$2,491

10

$5,275

3

$3,077

11

$5,385

4

$3,663

12

$5,495

5

$4,249

13

$5,605

6

$4,835

14

$5,715

7

$4,945

15

$5,824

8

$5,055

 

 

            For each additional family member above six persons, add 3 percent.

TDD is available: 1-800-846-5277. This is an Equal Opportunity Program. Discrimination is prohibited by federal government. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


 

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