CADC to stop accepting applications for LIHEAP

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CADC will stop accepting applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance program on March 30th. 

Applications for the Crisis LIHEAP intervention program will continue through April 15th or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program 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.

According to state policy 6710, CADC will not accept mail-in crisis applications, unless it is from an elderly or disabled person or a person unable to appear for some extraordinary reason. Those persons may also be subject to a phone interview.

Columbia County: applications are accepted Monday thru Wednesday at the CADC Magnolia Office, 1503 North Vine, 8 am until Noon. Call 870-234-6444.

Ouachita County: Applications are accepted at the CADC Camden office, 313 Jefferson, Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon.  Call 870-836-3200 for more information.

Union County: Applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8 am until Noon at the CADC El Dorado Office, 1426 North West Avenue. Call 870-864-0067 for more information.

Please note: To apply for assistance, customers are required to show a picture ID. Customers must also show a copy of their electric and gas bill, regardless of the bill wanting to be paid.

Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,515.  The income eligibility limits are set at 60% 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.

Additionally, 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 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.

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