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Georgia Help With Paying Utility Bills

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Payment arrangements often can be made with your energy provider in order to make a high bill more manageable. Contact your energy company for more information regarding individual payment plans. The telephone number is listed on your bill. For your convenience, a partial list of energy companies follows:

Statewide Energy Assistance Agencies in Georgia

 

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services - 1-800-869-1150
  • Salvation Army, Project SHARE - 770-441-6200 (inside metro Atlanta); 1-800-257-4273 (outside Atlanta)
  • United Way, 211 Referral Program - dial 211 or 404-614-1000
Energy Assistance Agencies in Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Atlanta Regional Commission, Aging Services - 404-463-3333
  • Buckhead Christian Ministry - 404-239-0038; zip codes served - 30305, 30309, 30311, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30329, 30340, 30341, 30342, 30345, 30360, and 30363
  • Midtown Assistance Center - 404-681-5777; service area - midtown
  • Resource Service Ministries - 404-352-5440
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society - 770-458-9607
  • Senior Connections - 770-455-7602, ext. 151
  • The Sullivan Center - 404-753-0535
Additional Resources
  • Aging Services Information and Referrals - Atlanta Regional Commission - 404-463-3333
  • Financial Management - Consumer Credit Counseling Service - 404-527-7630 (inside metro Atlanta); 1-800-251-2227 (outside Atlanta); www.cccs.org
  • Employment Opportunities and Unemployment Payments - Georgia Department of Labor - 404-656-3045
  • Weatherization Assistance - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority - 404-584-1000
  • Utility discounts for low-income seniors (65 years of age and older) - for natural gas consumers on Atlanta Gas Light Company pipeline system, call 1-800-427-5463; for electricity consumers with Georgia Power Company, call 1-888-660-5890; for BellSouth Lifeline Assistance Program, call 1-888-757-6500.

    Also, the telephone service Lifeline Assistance Program may be available for individuals receiving aid such as food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Call your local telephone service provider to see if you qualify.

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