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CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week
CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (February 18, 2015) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin February 23, 2015. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven 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.

CADC encourages households to attend mass application assistance days to apply for assistance; however, the program will continue to accept both crisis and regular LIHEAP applications after the mass intake days, until funds have been depleted.

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.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis at the following locations & times:

In Union County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 23, 8 a.m. to noon at the TAC House, 1101 North West Avenue in El Dorado. After the mass intake day in Union County, applications will be accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon at the CADC El Dorado Office, 1426 North West Avenue. Call (870) 864-0067 for more information.

In Lonoke County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 W. Front Street in Lonoke. After the mass intake day in Lonoke County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

·         CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 South East Front Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call 501-676-0019 for more information.

·         Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory Street in Ward on Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In Clark County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 24, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the CADC Senior Activity Center, 1305 North 10 Street in Arkadelphia. After the mass intake day in Clark County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

·         CADC Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center, 1305 North 10th Street, Monday and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. Call (501) 315-1121 for more information.

·         Gurdon City Hall, 103 Maple, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In Ouachita County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 24, 8 a.m. to noon at the Carnes Park, Teen Town Building, 955 Adams Street in Camden.  After the mass intake day in Ouachita County, applications will be accepted at the CADC Ouachita County office, 313 Jefferson, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 836-3200 for more information.

In Saline County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 24, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park, 913 E. Sevier in Benton. After the mass intake day in Saline County, applications will be accepted at the CADC Administration Building, 321 Edison Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (501) 315-1121 for more information.

In Pulaski County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock. Applications will be accepted until the maximum number of people has been reached.

After the mass intake days in Pulaski County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

·         Arkansas Workforce Center of North Little Rock, 324 Pershing. Applications will be accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until noon and is limited to the first 50 customers.

·         Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University in Little Rock. Applications will be accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon and is limited to the first 225 persons signed in. For more information in Pulaski County, call (501) 603-0909.

In Hot Spring County, the program will begin accepting applications with a mass intake on February 27, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Hot Spring County 4-H Youth Center, 1407 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Malvern. After the mass intake day in Hot Spring County, applications will be accepted Monday thru Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon at the Arkansas Workforce Center of Malvern, 1735 E. Sullenberger. Call (501) 337-8401 for more information.

Applications will also be accepted in the following locations:

In Calhoun County, applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the CADC Hampton Office, 210 S. Lee St. Call 870-798-2457 for more information.

In Columbia County, applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Magnolia Office, 1503 North Vine, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 234-6444 for more information.

In Dallas County, applications are accepted Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Fordyce Office, 410 E. 4th Street Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 352-8894 for more information.

In Montgomery County, applications are accepted every Wednesday at the CADC Mt. Ida Senior Activity Center, 158 Senior Drive, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 867-0151 for more information.

In Pike County, applications are accepted every Tuesday at the CADC Glenwood Senior Activity Center, 229 Betty St, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 356-4212. Applications will also be accepted every Monday at the CADC Murfreesboro Senior Activity Center, 120 E. Court, Suite. A, 8 a.m. until noon. Call (870) 285-2312 for more information.

Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1one monthly countable income is $1,533.  The income eligibility limits are set at 60 percent 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.

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. 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.

For additional information, check the LIHEAP FAQs here.

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