Seniors receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, Medicaid, or a senior citizen discount offered by a local gas or power company, may receive up to a $9.25 credit on monthly telephone bills. 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 $23,540, or less, per year qualify to receive a monthly discount of $18 applied to the customer’s pre-fuel monthly bill amount. Also, seniors who get this discount will receive up to a $6 per month fuel credit to their bills. The electric service must be individually metered and in the senior’s name.