George Cossar letter

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 24, 2011

Letter to the editor

Entergy official cites help available for bill payment

This summer’s extreme heat coupled with a struggling economy is taking its toll. No one’s more affected than the elderly, disabled and working poor.

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But these Mississippians shouldn’t have to worry about how they’ll pay to keep cool or feel forced to turn their cool air off. Qualified low income, elderly and disabled Mississippians can get bill payment assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Though LIHEAP funding has been slashed there is money available now for qualified Mississippians in need.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services recently asked utilities like Entergy to help spread the word. Every Mississippian who uses electricity and/or gas and qualifies for the program can receive assistance, no matter who supplies their energy.

For more information, go to  and click on Community Action Agencies. To start the application process for assistance with your energy bill, go to

Entergy Mississippi also provides bill payment assistance to the elderly and disabled through the Power to Care fund, which is administered by the Salvation Army.

In Panola County, the partnering agency is Mid-State Opportunity. The number is 662-487-3076.


George P. Cossar, III
Customer Service Manager
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.