Help offered with heating

Published 3:50 am Monday, December 19, 2005

By Staff
Staff reports
The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clark, Monroe and Conecuh counties is accepting applications to assist low-income families with their heating bill. The program extends through the winter months assisting households with an allotment established by the Federal Government.
To be eligible, a household must furnish proof of combined income, before deductions, of all household members for the entire month, prior to the month they apply for assistance. Social Security cards, date of birth and age of each household member should be provided to the agency. The head of household should make the application.
Monthly income cannot be in excess of the following: one person – $996; two people – $1,336; three people -$1,676; four people – $2,015. Add $340 per month for each additional household member thereafter to determine eligibility.
Payment will be made directly to the utility company that supplies the heat and no payments will be made to the household.
Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of applications taken daily is also limited due to the application process and the availability of funds. Special arrangement may be made for the elderly and physically challenged. Deposits and reconnect fees may be limited.
For further information or an appointment, you may contact the local Community Action Agency Office in Escambia County at 867-4759.

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