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Benefit Details
Georgia Regular Home Energy Assistance Program
Managing Agency Georgia http://www.georgia.gov

Program Description

Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services offers the Regular Home Energy Assistance program to individuals who need financial assistance in the form of locally issued checks to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households.

The amount of assistance to both homeowners and non-subsidized renters who receive a bill for their fuel cost will depend on the projected total gross annual household income, household size and payment schedule or increased cost of home heating energy.

Subsidized housing tenants whose fuel cost is included in their rental payment are ineligible to receive assistance. These households are considered to be the least vulnerable for home energy assistance.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Georgia and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply, contact your local community action agency, which can be found here:
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/energy-assistance

Program Contact Information

For more information and applications, contact the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services' Community Services Section in metro Atlanta at: 404-656-2323
Or call toll free at: 1-800-869-1150