Georgia Regular Energy Assistance Program to Open November 1 | News
Georgia's regular Energry Assistance Program wil open to homebound and eldery residents (eldery being 65 years and up) on November 1. If funds are still available, other eligable residents can apply starting December 3. The program provides financial assistance to low income, eldery and handicapped homes to pay their home heating costs.
A news release states households participating in the program must meet certain income criteria and must be responsible for the heating of their home (IE: Households who's utilities are included in their rent, pre-pay electricity accounts are not eligable.) An eligible household must have an income equal to or 60 percent of the state median income guidelines. $20,990 for a one-person household, $27,449 for two people, $33,907 for three people, etc.
Payments wil be made mainly by check to to home energy suppliers for gas, electricity, and propane used in heating a home. The one-time payments will average about $345 a household.
Applicants should call their local community service center to make appointments. Appointments will be accepted by phone only. The program will close when funds run out. Applicants will need proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days, picture ID, social security card for all household members, *proof of age will be required in November* as well as their most recent utility bill. Applicants will also be required to sign an affidavit affirming citizenship. Additional documentation may be required.
The numbers for local community service centers are as follows:
- Bleckley 478-934-3835
- Dodge 478-374-5936
- Pulaski 478-783-1013