In the state of Alabama, for those who have energy problems, the low income or fixed income, or those who are receiving Alabama unemployment compensation because they have been laid off or lost their jobs in Alabama, there may be help for you in paying your utility bills if you’re having problems making ends meet.
Lets face it, not everyone has a savings account to fall back on.
LIHEAP is a low income energy assistance program that can help you to pay your bills when you’re out of work and have no other way to pay. You are eligible one time only during the course of a given year, but when you need the service it absolutely can help you pay off your bills. Getting registered and getting help before your utilities are shut off is your best bet. Don’t wait until your finances are in dire straits before you apply.
AlabamaÂ LIHEAP: 334-242-5365
LIHEAP Programs are in operation:
Heating: October 1 – May 31
Cooling: June 1 – September 30
Alabama Power Co.
Customers who are verified to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients will have their monthly service charge of about $8.91 removed. While it’s not much, every little bit helps.
Emergency Assistance with Bills
Project SHARE is through the American Red Cross and is funded by utility customers who donate a little extra when they pay their monthly bills. The project operates year round and serves senior citizens, disabled people or those who are fixed income or have low incomes.You apply for Project SHARE assistance at the American Red Cross office.Â https://customerservice.southerncompany.com/ProjectShare/ProjectShare.aspx
Offering help to people who won’t qualify for some other programs including the LIHEAP Program.
Dec. 1 through May 31, applicants are eligible for assistance only one time. Community Action Partnership– 256-260-3112.