Assistance through LIHEAP utilities provides direct payments to Entergy and ATMOS Energy. The program is design to assist on-going accounts; it cannot avert cutoff or provide reconnect fees or deposits.
Crisis Assistance: The program provides for an energy payment up to $600. A household can receive only one crisis payment benefit during a 12 month period (365 days).
Cooling Assistance: The program provides for an energy payment up to $800 towards the household’s cooling cost. A household can receive only one cooling payment benefit during a 12 month period (365 days).
Heating Assistance: The program provides for an energy payment up to $800 towards the household’s heating cost. A household can receive only one heating payment benefit during a 12 month period (365 days).
JeffCAP has eight (8) Community Centers; Six (6) centers on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and two (2) on the East Bank of the Parish. Intake procedures for the LIHEAP are as follows: An applicant has the opportunity to call for an appointment. To expeidite the process, applicants can complete and print applications online; applications must include supporting documentation (listed below). Appointments are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year.
To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.
You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.
|Persons In Family||Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)|
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
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