Crisis LIHEAP available through Dallas County office


The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program on Monday, Feb. 24.

In Dallas County, applications will be accepted 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Fordyce Office, 410 E. 4th St. Details: 870-352-8894.

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.

For a household of one, monthly countable income is $1,481. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.

To apply for assistance, 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 utility allowance and if no income, 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.