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Community Action Agency assistance applications available

Published 3:37pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama has started the process of making application to assist low-income families with their cooling bill.

The program extends through the fall months assisting households with an allotment established by the Federal Government.

Eligible households must provide proof of combined income, before deductions, of all household members for the entire month, prior to the month they apply for assistance.

Social Security Cards, Head of Household’s Photo I. D., date of birth and age of each household member must also be provided to the agency.

The utility bill must be in the name of the head of household or the spouse and only the head of household or spouse should make the application. Proof of legal guardianship may be requested for some household members.

Monthly income cannot be in excess of the following: one person – $1 ,436; two people- $1 ,938; three people – $2,441; four people – $2,943.

Add $502 per month for each additional household member thereafter to determine eligibility.

Bank statements are no longer an acceptable form for proof of income.

Payment will be made directly to the utility company that supplies the electricity and no payments will be made to the household.

Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with some appointments having already been scheduled.

The number of applications taken daily is also limited due to the application process and the availability of funds.

Special arrangement may be made for the elderly and physically challenged. Deposits and reconnect fees may be limited.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-246-7836 or go to www.caaofsa.org.

Appointments may be scheduled 24/7 as long as appointments are available.

For further information, you may contact your local Community Action Agency Office.

The offices are as follows:

Baldwin County – (251) 626-2646

Escambia County – (251) 867-4759

Clarke County – (251) 275-8498

Monroe County – (251) 743-3137

Conecuh County – (251) 578-2331

Wilcox County – (334) 682-4863

Marengo County – (334) 295-2244

Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a United Way Agency.

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