The Central Arkansas Development Council began accepting applications Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance in Lonoke County.
Regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. Shut off notices will not be accepted.
In Lonoke County, applications will be taken at the CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 South East Front Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call 501-676-0019 for more information. Applications will also be accepted at the Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory Street in Ward, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until noon. Applications are made by appointment by calling 501-676-0019.
Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of one, monthly countable income is $1,482. The income eligibility limits are set at 60 percent of the state’s median income level. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.
To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman’s comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.
CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.