The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program that assists high-energy burdened, low-income households with the costs of heating and cooling their homes. LIHEAP helps clients stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer through the Home Energy and Crisis Energy Assistance Program. Home energy funds are provided once per calendar year and are based on the client’s gross income and household size. Priority target groups include: age 60 or over, and/or persons with a disability, and/or at least with one child under 5 (five) in the home.
Clients must meet household income guidelines and earn no more than 200% of the federal poverty level. Clients can receive a payment on their utility account ranging from $350-$500. Crisis funding is determined when a client is in danger of having their utility service terminated due to unforeseen circumstances. A payment is provided from the same amount of $350-500. CSA provides LIHEAP services in Fayette, Henry and Clayton Counties.
NOTE - Homebound individuals (confined to their home, under regular therapeutic, or medical treatment – DO NOT MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - contact us at 404-363-0575
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Household INCOME - must denote Current Gross Income for the last 30 days for ALL members 18 years of age or older
Processing time may take up to 30 days. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MAKE PAYMENT ON YOUR ACCOUNT UNTIL THE CREDIT HAS BEEN APPLIED. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE, THAT ALL PAYMENTS ARE BASED UPON OUR AVAILABLE FUNDING. .
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), commonly known as welfare, is the monthly cash assistance program for poor families with children under age 18.
Cooperation with Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services is a requirement of receiving TANF benefits.
The Georgia Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food.A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several, unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together. Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.
Medicaid is a program that provides health care services to individuals that meet the requirements for income, resources andcitizenship.
Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local Georgia Department of Human Services DFCS office, by mail, telephone,fax, e-mail, or at designated agencies.