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November 23, 2012

Low-income heating assistance opens to public Dec. 3

MOULTRIE — Georgia’s Energy Assistance Program will open on Dec. 3, for all low-income households that meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

Interested individuals should call the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. at (229) 985-3610 to place their name on the waiting list. Clients will be assisted on a first come, first served basis until all funds are exhausted.

Do not line up and do not go to the CAC, it is required that you call and get your name on the list for an appointment time for an application to be completed, a CAC spokeswoman said.

Households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for the cost of heating their homes. To be eligible, households must have an income equal to or less than: $20,990 for a   one-person household; $27,449 for two persons; $33,907 for three persons; $40,366 for four persons; $46,825 for five persons; $54,494 for six persons; $55,705 for seven persons; $56,916 for eight; and for each additional person add $1,211.

Applicants should have proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. This may be a paycheck stub, or a letter granting public assistance, Social Security or unemployment benefits. Applicants must also have the Social Security cards of all household members and their most recent utility or fuel      bill.

Households whose fuel costs are included in the rent are ineligible for assistance.

 

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