Arizona Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance

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You may qualify for reduced energy rates through the Arizona Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) Program. This program can help you save money by providing a yearly 30% reduction in the monthly basic service charge and a “per therm” rate discount. The “per therm” discount will be applied to the first 150 therms of natural gas used each month from November 1 through April 30. This discount is for your primary residence only, and the Southwest Gas bill must be in your name, or an individual master-meter tenant of a mobile home park, housing project, or apartment complex where your landlord bills you directly for your gas usage.

LIRA Program rate discounts are determined by your total gross household income and number of people living in your residence.

Review the income guidelines and if you think you may qualify, complete this application online if you are a direct Southwest Gas customer. If you are a master-meter tenant, please print the LIRA Application Master-Meter Tenant form listed at the bottom of the screen and mail it in to begin receiving your discount.

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Additional requirements for the LIRA Program.

  • Southwest Gas reserves the right to verify your household income and eligibility.
  • You cannot be claimed on another person's income tax return.
  • You are required to renew your application every two years on November 1st or when requested by Southwest Gas.
  • Any connected service to a pool, spa, or hot tub must be prescribed, in writing, by a licensed physician.

What is total gross household income?

Total gross household income means all money from all sources, both taxable and nontaxable, before deductions for all people who live in your home. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wages or profit from self-employment*
  • Disability or Workers' Compensation payments
  • Insurance or legal settlements
  • Pensions
  • Spousal or child support
  • Scholarships, grants, or other aid used for living expenses
  • Interest/dividends from: savings, stocks, bonds, or retirement accounts
  • Social Security or SSDI
  • SSP or SSI
  • TANF (AFDC)
  • Veterans Affairs benefits
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Rental or royalty income
  • Cash and/or other income

*To determine eligibility for this program from self-employment, refer to the net business income shown on the Internal Revenue Service form 1040, Schedule C.

Mail-In Application Forms

LIRA Program Income Requirements
Annual Household Income Guidelines
(effective 07/01/17 through 06/30/18)
Number of Persons
Living in Household
Total Combined Income
from ALL Sources
1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
8 $82,640
For each additional person, add $8,360