United Way Opens Entergy Assistance Program

Entergy Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s partnership with Entergy Louisiana providing bill assistance

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 Wednesday, August 17 at 9 am, 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.”

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.

“Our 211 line has shown an increase in the number of families struggling with utility bills,” explained Denise Durel, President and CEO, United Way of Southwest Louisiana. “When Entergy reached out to us with this program, we were thrilled to offer this service because it will help thousands of individuals in our community.”

To qualify for the one-time credit, Entergy Louisiana customers must have a total household income of up to 250% of the federal poverty level.

Household Size Total Income must be less than:
1 $33,975
2 $45,775
3 $57,575
4 $69,375
5 $81,175
6 $92,975

The following documentation will be required to apply for the one-time credit. Documents must be uploaded during application process to be considered complete.

Photo ID (driver’s license or state-issued ID, passport)

One of the following income options for each income earner age 18 or older:

o First page of 2021 tax return(s)

o 2021 W2(s)

o Last paystub(s)

o Social Security Administration 1099 or 1042S form(s)

For additional details regarding bill assistance or the one-time credit, Entergy Louisiana customers are encouraged to reach out to Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY or visit entergy-louisiana.com/bill-help/.

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

Requests for interviews: Schedule interview requests by using the contact information above.

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About United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Working with the community and many partners for 82 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana tackles the critical human services issues facing our five-parish footprint of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis. Our United approach is changing the odds for all children, families and individuals in the community, so that we all have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more about our life-changing work at Unitedwayswla.org and follow us on social media @UnitedWayofSWLA

- Operating in the TOP 9% of all U.S. United Ways. –TOP 125 out of 1300 United Ways!
- Maintains a 4-STAR charity rating with Charity Navigator and a PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY with GuideStar/Candid
- 2022 Winner of the Dedication Award from Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than one million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.