Are you Getting Your Senior Citizens Discount(s)?
Did you know there are special discounts for seniors on their gas, electric and telephone bills in the form of a 'senior citizen discount,' or, in the case of telephone bills, 'Lifeline assistance.'
Georgia Power Senior Discount
Customers of Georgia Power Company who are 65 years or older with a total household income of $21,660.00 or less per year qualify to receive the senior citizen's discount. The monthly discount of $14.00 is applied to the customer's pre-fuel monthly bill amount. Also, seniors who get the senior citizen's discount will receive a $6.00 per month fuel credit to their bills. The electric service must be individually metered and in the senior's name. You may find the Georgia Power Senior Discount Application here.
Investor-Owned Natural Gas
Customers with a total household income of $14,355 or less and are 65 years of age or older qualify to receive up to a $14.00 credit to their bill. Also, the bill must be in the name of the senior who applies for the discount. The credit is applied to te Atlanta Gas Light Company base charge portion of the bill. You may find the Atlanta Gas Light Company Senior Discount Application here.
If you are an Atmos Energy customer who is 65 years of age or older with a total household income of $14,355 or less per year, then you are eligible to receive a waiver of the monthly customer charge (currently, $10.50). Atmos Energy serves the Columbus and Gainesville areas.
For more information on 'Lifeline Assistance' with your telephone, please go to our Affordable Telephone Service page or you may complete an Application for the Lifeline Assistance Program here.
Ark United Ministry Outreach Center
610-A Barber Street | Athens, GA 30601
Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Additional Info: The Ark Elderly Assistance (NOAH Program) provides emergency financial assistance to Athens area elderly through Noah grants. These grants are made to persons 65 and older who live on a fixed income. No loss of income or exceptional expense need be demonstrated. Applicants are eligible for up to $100 Noah grants once in a 12-month period.
Athens Community Council on Aging
135 Hoyt Street | Athens, GA 30601
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Additional Info: The mission of the Athens Community Council on Aging is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support. Programs include Meals on Wheels, Support Groups, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Senior Center Adult Day Care and Home Care Services.
Atlanta Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
41 Perimeter Center East | Suite 550 | Atlanta, GA 30346
Division of Aging Services - Elderly Legal Assistance Program
A Division of the Georgia Department of Human Services
Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
305 Research Drive | Athens, GA 30610
Service Area: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton Counties
Additional Info: The Elderly Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides persons age 60+ with legal representation, information and education in civil legal matters throughout the state of Georgia. Program services include Legal Information, Legal Counseling, Case Representation and legal education sessions to help older Georgians prevent more costly, time-consuming legal problems. The program does not base eligibility on a person's income or resources.
Organization Publications: Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, Temporary Health Care Placement Decision Maker for an Adult Act, Details of My Final Arrangements, Guardianship Law in Georgia, A Guide to Funeral Homes, Crematories and Cemetaries, Benefits Guide for Older Georgians, Distance Caregiving, Medicaid Information for Long-Term Care, Alternatives to Guardianship with Advance Directives, Georgia's Law on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Do I Need a Will? (All documents are available on the organization website).
S.H.A.A.R.E - Senior Home Assistance and Repair
P.O. Box 48885 | Athens, GA 30604
Additional Info: SHAARE is dedicated to assist and contribute to the safety and improvement of low income senior and elderly citizen homeowners who need home repairs and improvements. Applicants must be 65 years or older and will receive the work at no cost.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Atlanta VA Regional Office
1700 Clairmont Road | Decatur, GA 30033
Additional Info: The Atlanta VA Regional Office is responsible for delivering non-medical VA benefits and services to Georgia Veterans and their dependent family members. The office is comprised of the Veterans Service Center, Education, Loan, Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment business lines.
Local Department of Veterans Services: (706) 369-5630
We work in full cooperation with all area assistance organizations. If you have information on an organization that provides services for seniors and you do not see their name on this list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.