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Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, February 02 2015 Feb 2, 2015 February 02, 2015 8:03 AM February 02, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to the chart below. To qualify for assistance, households must not have received funds through the program in the past six months.

Household Size

Max Income
Per Household
Per Month

 1  1,807
2 2,363
3 2,920
4 3,476
5 4,032
6 4,588
7 4,692
8 4,796
9 4,901
10 5,005
11 5,109
12 5,214
13 5,318
14 5,422
15 5,526

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis according to the program's waiting list. To get your household onto the waiting list, please contact your nearest Office of Social Services location (based on zip codes provided below) on Friday mornings between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. Applications are taken by appointment only, starting on Monday, Feb. 2.

To be eligible for LIHEAP assistance, applicants must provide the following documentation at the time the application is taken:

-Copies of each household member's social security card
-Proof of income of all household members age 18 or older
-A copy of an energy bill (must be within the last 6 months)
-A photo I.D. of the applicant
-At least one other document that was mailed to the applicant at the service address indicated on the energy bill.

If the Office of Social Services requires additional documentation, the applicant will be notified of the extra requirement at the time of application. Households that report zero income must also provide additional documentation. To find out more about this eligibility requirement, contact your Office of Social Services location. Income eligible applicants who have received a disconnect notice from their energy provider and who have not received assistance for a disconnect notice in the past year may also apply for assistance through the LIHEAP program.

Centers Phone Number Zip Code
Central Office
4523 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
 358-4561 70805
70807 North of Blount Rd.
70811 North of Hooper Rd.
Chaneyville Community Center
13211 Jackson Road
Zachary, LA 70791
 658-9790 70805
70807 North of Blount Rd.
70811 North of Hooper Rd.
Charles R. Kelly Community Center
(Delmont Service Center)
3535 Riley Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
357-5013  70739 South of Hooper Rd
70811 South of Hooper Rd
70818 West of Joor Road
Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center
950 East Washington St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
70802 (So. of Govt. St.)
Dr. Martin L. King Community Center
4000 Gus Young Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
70802 North of Govt. St.
70818 (East of Joor Rd.)
Jewel J. Newman Community Center
(North Baton Rouge Community Center)
2013 Central Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
70807 South of Blount Rd.
Rural Program
5736 Rollins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70791
 658-7494 70791 


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