Parts of Georgia experienced 20 degree temperatures this week. In this economy, such cold temperatures mean many Atlanta-area families struggle to pay heating bills. The Georgia Department of Human Services announced November 4 that it is offering residents financial assistance with winter heating bills.
Homebound residents age 65 and older can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program until December 1, according to Georgia DHS officials. Other families can apply for assistance on December 1.
The heating bill assistance is made possible by the LIHEAP program, which is federally funded. It helps low-income families and the elderly pay power bills throughout the winter months until April 30.
How Families Qualify for Heating Bill Help
Atlanta-area families who wish to apply for the assistance must provide the following:
- Proof of household income. A family’s household income must be equal to or less than 60 percent of the median income for Georgia families in order to qualify
- Heating bills
- Information about household members, including citizenship status and proof of income
Depending on household income, qualifying families usually receive between $310 and $350 toward their heating costs.
For more information about the assistance program, please visit Heatga.org.
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