United Way to open Entergy Utility Assistance Program Wednesday

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022

United Way of Southwest Louisiana is partnering with Entergy Louisiana to provide utility bill assistance to qualifying Entergy electric customers in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 , qualifying customers will be able to apply online at unitedwayswla.org/entergyswla for a one-time, $150 credit to their Entergy electric bill on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We’re proud to partner with United Ways throughout Louisiana on this first-of-its-kind program for our customers,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “We understand the difficulties people are facing and we pride ourselves on being a partner in the communities we serve. Together, we have weathered many storms and our communities deserve the best response we can give them.”

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Entergy Louisiana customers who qualify for the $150 bill credit will receive information via text, email and phone calls. If customers suspect a scam, they should call Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY or visit entergy.com/scams for more information.

To qualify for the one-time credit, Entergy Louisiana customers must have a total household income of up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level. That means for a household of one, the total income must be less than $33,975; for a household of two, the income must be less than $45,775; for a house of three, $57,575; household of four, $69,375; household of five, $81,175; and household of six, $92,975.

The following documentation, which must be uploaded during the application process to be considered complete, will be required: photo ID (driver’s license or state-issued ID, passport) and one of the following income options for each income earner age 18 or older — first page of 2021 tax return(s), 2021 W2(s), last paystub(s) or  Social Security Administration 1099 or 1042S form(s)/

For additional details call Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY or visit entergy-louisiana.com/bill-help/.

For additional assistance with other resources, DIAL 211, TEXT your zip code to 898-211 or visit online to search for assistance at unitedwayswla.org/211.