Mid-Delta Community Services Inc. has received limited funding to provide Regular Home Energy Assistance for the 2013 program year for Phillips, Monroe, Prairie and Lee counties. These funds will help eligible residents with payment on the primary heating source in their home. Elderly and disabled households selected by the Department of Human Services in Little Rock will receive their application at the nearest Mid-Delta Community Service Center beginning Jan. 4. Applications will be accepted until funds are depleted. The Regular Home Energy Assistance Program will assist low-income eligible households with home heating related expenses. The benefit amount is a one-time payment based on household income and size and is sent directly to the energy supplier on behalf of the applicant. All applicants will receive notification, in writing, if application has been approved or denied. Eligible applicants should allow 35 days for processing and payment to the utility company. Payments may not cover an entire month's bill and will not stop shutoffs or disconnect service. Applicants must continue paying their heating bill in the usual manner to avoid a crisis situation. To avoid delay in the application process, households that do not receive an application in the mail must provide proof of all income received in the prior month (check stubs, award letters etc.). A complete utility bill is required to verify account number and utility company.