Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Utility Assistance


Economic Security Corporation (ESC) has over 4 different types of Energy Assistance and Repair programs available:

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You can complete your application and submit it on-line or you can print it out and mail it. 

  • Mail: P.O. Box 207, 302 S. Joplin Ave., Joplin MO 64802
  • If You Have Questions,  you can call us at 417-781-0352, extension 515
  • Here are the income guidelines.
  • Starting Thursday, October 27, 2020,  the Utility Assistance Office will be closed to the public.

Winter Energy Assistance Payment dates:  November 1 for Seniors,  December 1 - May 31 (for everyone else)  

Summer Energy Crisis Intervention Start Date:  June 1

How Do I Check the Status of My Application?

  • Call this toll free number:  1-866-923-2483
  • The status of your application will not be available until after the programs START DATES.

To download the printable application, click here: Missouri's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Application