Provides assistance with payment of gas, electric and fuel bills.
This program normally runs from October through March..
Starting 2015 – 2016, the Energy Assistance Program will only offer benefits if the utility bill is in the name of an adult household resident
All EAP benefits are not final until submitted to the utility vendor for payment. Benefit amounts are subject to change pending review by the local community
Actual payment of your EAP benefits may take up to 120 days from the application date.
Even though you are getting help with your utility bills, EAP benefits will not cover them completely. So YOU must keep paying on your bills throughout the year
Once you are approved for EAP some utility companies are regulated by a state law that says you can’t be disconnected from December 1st through March 15th. However, you may be disconnected before December 1st or after March 15th.
If the Energy Assistance Program benefit is not enough to cover your entire utility bill, contact your utility company to see if you qualify for a monthly payment arrangement.
Remember that EAP is only helping you with your heating or cooling bills. YOU still need to keep your water, sewage, rent, and phone bills up – to – date.
Weatherization services may help reduce your energy consumption. Ask what you can do to conserve energy and how the weatherization program might help you.
Keep your copy of your EAP application. It proves you have applied for the program. You may need to show it to the utility company or other places where you are going to get help, like the Township Trustee.
You have the right to appeal the process or decision of your application.
Vanderburgh County Application Site
Posey & Gibson Counties
Total household income for the past 12 months must be at or below the following:
Number in Household Income
1 – $23,732
2 – $31,034
3 – $38,336
4 – $45,638
5 – $52,940
6 – $60,242
You must have proof of income or no income for all household members age 18 and over for the past 12 months, your utility bill with the account number, actual social security cards for all household members and the applicant’s photo id or your application will not be completed.
ANY missing information may delay decisions regarding your eligibility and benefit amount. Your application will be processed as quickly as possible, however, in the beginning of the season this could take several weeks. You will receive a letter when your application is completed. Failure to provide required documents may result in delay or denial of your application.
Last Check Stub – You need your last check stub if you have been employed full time at the same job for the past 3 months –otherwise, you need your WorkOne printout for the past 12 months and your current check stub. if you worked more than one job in past 3 months, we need the WorkOne printout (all wage printouts are pulled through CAPE – DO NOT go to WorkOne)
WorkOne Wage Printout + Last Pay-stub you will need both if you have not been at your current job for the past 3 months (all wage printouts are pulled through CAPE – DO NOT go to WorkOne)
WorkOne wage printout & unemployment printout if you are not currently employed or if you drew unemployment in the past 3 months
Workman’s comp or short term disability check stubs for workman’s comp and a work one-wage printout if you drew workman’s comp or disability during the past 3 months
Social security award letter if you draw social security, disability or SSI you need your 2018 award letter, printout or a 2018 direct deposit bank statement with the recipient’s name on it.
Pension or veteran’s benefits 2018 award letter or printouts
TANF and Child Support are not counted
Self employed tax forms filed during for current year