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 discounted monthly basic service charge and a 30% reduction on the “per therm” rate. This discount is for your primary residence only, and the Southwest Gas bill must be in your name. The discount will be applied to the first 150 therms of natural gas used each month from November 1 through April 30.

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.

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Additional requirements for the LIRA Program.

  • You must be a residential customer of Southwest Gas with the bill in your name.
  • Southwest Gas reserves the right to verify your household income and eligibility.
  • You are not claimed on another person's income tax return.
  • You are required to renew your application every two years 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 annual household income?

Total annual household income means all money from all sources, both taxable and non taxable, 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
  • 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.

Print and mail in application.
LIRA Program Income Requirements
Annual Household Income Guidelines
(effective 07/01/16 through 06/30/17)
Number of Persons
Living in Household
Total Combined Income
from ALL Sources
1 $17,820
2 $24,030
3 $30,240
4 $36,450
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
For each additional person, add $6,240