Below are the minimum requirements to apply for EAP.
* A completed and signed application.
* Proof of income for the past 3 months for all household members age 18 and over except full time students. Please provide proof of enrollment in school (report card, student schedule, letter from school, etc) for students over 18 who have income.
* Proof of any benefits you may have such as Social Security, SSI or Disability.
* If you have had ZERO income for the past three months, please fill out the Zero Income Affidavit (link) .
* For the applicant only, a copy of a state or federally issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport.
* For each household member age one and over, a valid social security number. To prove that you have a social security number, you will need to provide a copy of your Social Security Card, a REAL ID or US Passport. If there are household members who do not have a valid social security number, the household may still be eligible for EAP benefits. Anyone in this situation should contact the local service provider.
* A copy of your most recent utility bill for both heat and electric. EAP benefits will be paid to utility vendors directly.
* If you have utilities in rent, you must provide a current lease or Landlord Affidavit signed by your landlord, stating that the utilities are in the Landlord’s name.
* To qualify for a homeowner’s benefit, you must provide proof of homeownership.

There may be other documents required. If you are unsure, please contact your local service provider. Once your application is complete and you have gathered the required documents, please send them to your local service provider in your county.

Household Size

Last 3 Months Household Income Must NOT EXCEED

1

$6,209

2

$8,119

3

$10,029

4

$11,940

5

$13,850

6

$15,760

7

$16,119

8

$16,477

What should i do if I am about to be disconnected?
If you are in disconnect, please do not mail your application! A mail-in application may take too long to process to prevent being disconnected! Please call 317.926.4357 to find the first available appointment AND call your utility provider to make arrangements letting them know you are applying for EAP.

What other kinds of Utility Assistance is available?
The EAP program may not be able to cover all of your utility bill or you may not be eligible in certain circumstances. Other resources for utility assistance are available here.

To learn more about applying click here.

When Can I apply for EAP?
You can apply for a heating benefit anytime between October 1, 2019 and mid-May 2020.

October 1, 2019
Applications begin to be accepted at Local Service Providers.

November 1, 2019
The 2019 Energy Assistance Program benefit begin to be transferred to utility vendors.

December 1, 2019
Start of Moratorium protection. Clients with active service who have applied for EAP are protected from disconnection until March 15, 2018.

March 15, 2020
End of Moratorium protection.

May 15, 2020
End of the EAP heating season. Last day for households to apply.

How long will it take before I get my benefit?
Local Service Agencies may take 55 days to determine if you are eligible, and it may take an additional 30 days for the utility company to process your benefit. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PAY YOUR UTILITY BILLS while waiting for your EAP benefit to appear on your account.

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