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The Georgia Public Service Commission wants to make sure that eligible senior citizens are aware that they can receive a discount on their gas, electric and telephone bills in the form of a "senior citizen discount" or, in the case of telephone bills, "lifeline assistance." Following are the criteria for qualifying to receive a senior citizens discount for the various industries:
If you receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, Medicaid, or a senior citizen discount offered by the local gas or power company, then you may receive up to a $9.25 credit on your local monthly telephone bill. This credit is provided through a program called "Lifeline Assistance Program."
Customers of Georgia Power Company who are 65 years of age or older with a total household income of $30,120, or less, per year qualify to receive this discount. The monthly discount of $24.00 is applied to the customer’s pre-fuel monthly bill amount. Also, seniors who get this discount will receive up to a $9.50 per month fuel credit to their bills. The electric service must be individually metered and in the senior’s name.
Liberty Utilities and Atlanta Gas Light retail customers receiving residential service who are 65 years old or older, with a total annual income of 200% of the single person household income pursuant to the published federal guidelines (https://www.medicaidplanningassistance.org/federal-poverty-guidelines/), qualify to receive a Senior Discount on their gas bill. In order to receive the discount, the bill must be in the name of the senior applying for the discount.
For Liberty, you are eligible to receive a waiver of the monthly customer charge portion of your bill. If you have not signed up for the Senior Discount, you are encouraged to contact your service provider to enroll.