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Gas Assistance Fund

Do you need help paying your gas bill?

During the winter months qualified customers having difficulty paying their gas bills can get relief through the Gas Assistance Fund (GAF).

This helpful program may be able to provide you--or someone you know--with a one-time grant for the amount of the gas bill, not exceeding $100.1

The program is a joint effort of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) and United Way of Greater Los Angeles who work with approximately 80 to 100 volunteer nonprofit, community-based organizations.

Do you qualify for GAF assistance?

To qualify for GAF, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The gas bill must be in the name of the  applicant requesting assistance
  • The bill address must be the applicant’s primary residence.
  • The applicant must not apply for more than the maximum GAF allowance for the current program year.
  • The applicant must meet the income guidelines listed below:

Number of persons
in household
 
Total yearly household income** no more than 
1 $31,460
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180
For each additional person in your household add $8,120.
** Includes current household income from all sources before deductions.

These income guidelines are effective June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Apply for GAF one-time grants

To apply to receive GAF assistance, please contact the non-profit partner organization in your area. Partner organizations are listed on the United Way GAF Agency Roster.*

Help a friend or neighbor keep warm this winter by donating to GAF

Since 1983, the Gas Assistance Fund has used generous donations to help over 186,000 disadvantaged Southern California residents pay their winter natural gas bills. More than $14.5 million has been disbursed through the program.

Donate now -- and make a difference!

Anyone can help with this worthy cause, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation online via the United Way website* or via postal mail.


1 This program is made possible by generous donations from our employees, shareholders and ratepayers. Shareholder donations to the Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) do not affect gas rates. During the last program cycle GAF distributed $733,319 to 8,181 households; providing an average gas bill assistance of $90.00. Thanks to all who contribute and make this important program a success!
2 Funds are available on a first come, first served basis until depleted.
3 Includes current household income from all sources before deductions. These income limits are effective June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.
 
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Donations

You can make your tax-deductible donation online or via postal mail:

Mail:
United Way Gas Assistance Fund
File 56826
Los Angeles, CA 90074-6826

Questions, please call:

For more information on this program, please call:

English 1-877-238-0092

Español 1-800-342-4545

國語 1-800-427-1429

粵語 1-800-427-1420

한국어 1-800-427-0471

Tiếng Việt 1-800-427-0478

For other languages 1-888-427-1345

Hearing impaired (TDD)
1-800-252-0259