The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority is trying to assist eligible households with heating bills.
Georgia’s Heating Assistance program started this week for homebound and elderly households 65 years or older. It starts for others on Jan. 4. Payments are made to the energy supplier.
To participate, a family must meet an income equal to or less than 175 percent of the poverty guidelines as follows: for a one-person household $21,356; for two peoples $27,927; for three $34,498; for four $41,069; for five $47,640; for six $54,211; for seven $55,443; for eight $56,675 and for each additional person add $1,232 annual income.
Applicants must bring their most current fuel bill or statement of service from their heat provider. They must also have proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. This may be a check stub or an award letter granting public assistance.Also bring Social Security numbers and proof of age for all household members.
Anyone wishing to apply for benefits in Liberty County should call 1-866-423-8081 for an appointment. The program closes when funds are exhausted.