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Electricity & Telephone Assistance


LITE-UP TEXAS Program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals living in an area where they can choose their service provider, reduce the monthly cost of electric service. The program will provide discounts to eligible customers in May, June, July, and August 2015.
Read answers to questions you may have on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Eligibility
  1. Currently receiving Medicaid and SNAP.
  2. Household income is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Enrollment



The Lifeline Program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals pay the monthly cost of basic telephone service. Lifeline reduces the basic monthly telephone rate up to $12.75 for those who qualify. This program does not cover the cost of additional services such as caller ID or voice messaging.
More information available at www.lifelinesupport.org.

Eligibility
  1. Currently receiving Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program support, SNAP, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Health Benefit Coverage under Child Health Plan (CHIP) under Chapter 62 support, National School Lunch Program - Free Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  2. Household income is at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Enrollment



More info from the Public Utility Commission available at https://www.puc.texas.gov/consumer/lowincome/Assistance.aspx.
 
Heather Burdeaux
CLASS Case Manager
 
(832) 731-6235 – call or text
(713) 292-1784 – fax
 
hburdeaux@vitaliving.org
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