Home Heating Help for the Elderly and Homebound
Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. Announces Home Heating Help for the Elderly and Homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.
Households in which every member is age 65 and older -OR- is homebound due to health reasons may apply for assistance with their home heating bills beginning on November 1, 2018. The Georgia Department of Human Services will help pay heating costs for Gas or Electric. One time payments will be made by check issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households. Eligibility for the program is based on the income of all household members. All eligible households must be responsible for their home heating costs.
When applying for assistance, persons will present verification of age for everyone in the home, verification of all household income received within the past 30 days (check stubs, public assistance checks, unemployment checks, etc.); verification of Social Security numbers for everyone in the home, verification of citizenship (driver’s license, state ID, etc.), and the most recent home heating bill AND electric bill. Ninth District will NOT be able to get your information for you; therefore, in order not to delay your assistance, please bring all the necessary documents to your appointment.
Depending on the availability of funds, the regular program will open to the general public on December 3, 2018.
All eligible applicants are asked to contact Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.’s scheduling system beginning 12:01 a.m. EST, by telephone at 855-636-3108 or through the website, www.ndo.org/eap. Phone lines or website for scheduling will not be active until the opening date of the program and no appointments will be made by telephone or online until this time. NO walk-ins, please. Appointments will be scheduled until all funds are exhausted. Please do not call the local office to schedule an appointment, all appointments must be made through the automated scheduling service. Additional information will be made available online at www.ndo.org .
Only households age 65 years of age and older or homebound due to health reasons may apply November 1, 2018. Applicants that do not meet the required criteria will be denied.
Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is an equal opportunity agency while providing services without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other classification or category.