Entergy bill assistance applications already closed

Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 8:20 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 1:32 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Applications for Entergy Louisiana’s bill assistance program have already maxed out.

The 10,000 offers of $200 in bill relief available in Southwest Louisiana were applied for in less than an hour, according to United Way of Southwest Louisana, through which the funds could be requested.

Entergy Louisiana was offering a total of $1 million in assistance around the state. Customers were able to begin applying at noon on Friday.

United Way of SWLA posted the following on the application website: “The $200 bill credit application link has been removed. Funds for our area have been exhausted.”

Entergy posted the following on their registration application: “The application process for Entergy Louisiana’s Bill Help program has closed. Please visit Entergy’s Bill Help page for other assistance resources.”

United Way websites around the state also showed the assistance was closed or no longer had the link.

Entergy was offering the $1 million bill payment assistance to qualifying customers in North, Central, Southeast, and Southwest Louisiana in order to address the higher-than-expected bills caused by this summer’s historic heat.

Customers were applying for a one-time $200 credit on their utility bill while funds were available and on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify, customers had to have a total household income of up to 250% of the federal poverty level, which equates to $75,000 for a family of four.