$150 Entergy bill credit offered to qualifying residents through St. John United Way

Published 1:18 pm Friday, August 12, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — Beginning Wednesday, August 17, Louisiana residents with a household income not exceeding 250% of the federal poverty level will be eligible to apply for a one-time $150 Entergy bill credit through their local United Way.

The income limit equates to the following:

  • $33,975 for a household of 1
  • $45,775 for a household of 2
  • $57,575 for a household of 3
  • $69,375 for a household of 4
  • $81,175 for a household of 5
  • $92,975 for a household of 6
  • $104,775 for a household of 7
  • $116,575 for a household of 8

This program is offered to Louisiana residents in all parishes through a partnership between Entergy Louisiana and Louisiana United Ways. Qualifying residents in St. John the Baptist Parish must apply using the following link: www.stjohnunitedway.org

St. John United Way Executive Director Dolores Montz is in communication with Entergy officials regarding reaching residents who do not have Internet access.

“Everything will be done online, so my concern is what happens if residents don’t have access to a computer,” Montz said.

Additional details will be forthcoming. At this time, residents are being directed to contact Entergy directly in the event they are unable to apply online.

Residents can also call 211 for additional information.

Any form not filled out in its entirety or with correct information will not be considered complete or valid. Submitting an application does not guarantee a resident will qualify.

Residents are asked to avoid calling about their application after it is submitted or filling out the form more than once. Doing so will move the application to the bottom of the list.

Amid soaring costs, approximately $4.4 million of $10 million in shareholder donations previously announced by Entergy Corporation is being allocated to United Ways to benefit the company’s Louisiana customers.

According to a company press release, in addition to providing bill payment assistance, Entergy is also offering the following to Louisiana customers and communities:

  • Making a supplemental donation of approximately $354,000 to The Power Care which helps low-income older adults and customers with disabilities.
  • Providing $370,000 in grants to local nonprofits throughout Louisiana.
  • Waiving late payment fees for eligible residential customers. (To be eligible for the late fee credits, customers will need to verify their household income being less than $40,000. The process for customers to verify is being finalized.)
  • Waiving credit card payment fees for all residential customers.
  • Crediting back convenience fees for payments made to third-party vendors through November to residential customers accounts.
  • Organizing employee volunteers to conduct energy efficiency and weatherization events in select neighborhoods.

More information can be found at entergy-louisiana.com/bill-help/.