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State Unit on Aging
"To promote the Dignity, Independence, and
                                    Freedom of Choice for Older Nebraskans"

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Utilities Assistance Programs

The Nebraska Low Income Energy Assistance Program is available to help those with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes.  Energy payments are based on income and fuel type.  If a person has been threatened with a utility shutoff, or has received a shutoff notice, up to $500 in crisis assistance may be available.
For more information on how to receive this service, contact your local Department of Health & Human Services office.

Energy Saving Loan Program
Low interest loans are available for energy-saving improvements in homes.   Loan applications are made through participating lenders - banks, savings institutions, and credit unions.  Once the lender processes the application and the Energy Office approves the improvement, the borrower makes the improvement and begins to repay the loan.  Projects may not be started prior to the Energy Office loan approval unless there is an emergency such as failures of heating systems during winter or cooling systems during the summer.  For more information visit your local bank or the Nebraska Energy Office at www.neo.ne.gov/.

Telephone Assistance Program
The Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP) assists qualifying low-income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone services by lowering monthly service fees and connection rates.  NTAP reduces the cost of local telephone service of local telephone service up to $13.00 per month.  The discount will appear as a credit on the monthly telephone bill within 60 days of enrollment.  No cash or checks will be distributed.  The telephone bill must be in the name of, or contain the name of, the individual that qualifies for the program.  NTAP provides reduced installation charges for phone service by 50% or $30.00, whichever is less.  It also provides a deferred payment of installation charges without interest.  For more information contact your local Department of Health & Human Services office or the Nebraska Public Service Commission at www.psc.state.ne.us.


For more information, contact:
Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care
State Unit on Aging
P. O. Box 95026
Lincoln NE  68509-5026

Phone: (402) 471-2307,     
1-800-942-7830 (Nebraska only)
Fax: (402) 471-4619

Physical Address
Nebraska State Office Building
5th Floor
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln NE  68508

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