Applications accepted for utility assistance
The St. Mary Community Action Agency is accepting appointments for the Liheap Utility Assistance. Assistance is granted to 150 applicants on a first-come first-served basis. Anyone who has received assistance in the last 12 months is not eligible at this time.
Applicant can call the central office at 337-828-5703, 828-5705 or 828-5753 to set up an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Due to state and federal funding cutbacks the agency is not able to serve as many customers, according to a news release it sent. These applicants will be the last taken until more funding is available.
To apply for the program the following information is needed:
—Current proof of income (Last four paystubs, SSI, SSA, retirement, VA).
—Food Stamp printout (FS printouts must be printed out in 30 days).
—ID for applicant/Social Security cards for everyone in household.
—Print out of light and gas bills for last 12 months.
—Additional bill or communication verifying your residence.
Applicant must also meet the following income guidelines: number in household, one, gross monthly income, $1.739; two, $2.275; three, $2,810; four, $3,345; five, $3.880.