The safest, most efficient and effective way to currently make a payment is to leverage our digital payment channels. Paying online is easier than ever and eliminates the need for checks and postage. It also supports social distancing requirements due to Covid-19 by avoiding trips to the post office or interacting with mail carriers.

Rent, Utility Relief Options

The Arkansas Rent Relief Program offers financial help to pay overdue and upcoming rent and utilities for eligible Arkansas renters who were impacted by COVID-19. The program covers up to 15 months of rent between April 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021, as part of the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Renters can apply for up to three months of future rent at a time. Overdue and upcoming utility bills – including gas, water, and electricity – can be paid through the program. Once an application is approved, money is paid directly to landlords and utilities companies.

The application is online at Call 855.RENTARK (855.736.8275) for help submitting the application or to ask questions. Representatives are available Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Payment Extension

Qualifying customers who need a few extra days to pay their bill can request an extension using one of the options below.

  • Call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) and follow our automated response system billing and payment menu.
  • Request an extension through myEntergy.

Deferred Payment Arrangement

Qualifying customers that are experiencing financial hardship may be eligible to take up to twelve months to pay their current bill and/or unpaid balances. Request a Deferred Payment using one of the options below.

  • Call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) and follow our automated response system billing and payment menu.
  • Select Deferred Payment on the Entergy Mobile App.
  • Request a deferred payment arrangement through myEntergy.

Level Billing

Level Billing averages your monthly Entergy bill over a rolling twelve-month period, so your bill is around the same amount each month. Choose one of the options below to enroll.  

  • Enroll in Level Billing through myEntergy. 
  • Call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) to speak with an agent about the program.

Reconnect Fee Quote

We can let you know exactly how much it will cost to reconnect residential service. Call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).

Deposit Requirements

Entergy customers start using electricity before paying for it, therefore customers requesting new service may be required to make a security deposit.

Low Income Information

When your income won’t stretch any further, there’s help. Programs are available for both emergency bill payment assistance and long-term relief. 

Bill Payment Assistance Agencies

Agencies available for customers to apply for assistance paying their electric bill.

The Power to Care

Entergy, its employees and its customers regularly contribute to The Power to Care, a special fund that provides emergency utility assistance for elderly and disabled customers. The Salvation Armyis the program administrator for this fund.  A list of agencies that provide assistance can be found here. To donate to the Power to Care, click here.

The LIHEAP Program 

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a program that provides money to help individuals with energy bills and other energy-related expenses. LIHEAP is funded through the federal government and works with the community action agencies to help customers pay for and keep electric service in their homes. Click here for a list of local community action agencies in your area.

Protections against extreme temperatures

  • Hot Weather Rule – Entergy will not disconnect registered elderly or handicapped customers when the temperature is projected to be 95 degrees or greater.
  • Cold Weather Rule – Entergy will not disconnect residential customers when the temperature is projected to be 32 degrees or lower.

Special cases

Sales Tax Exemption – Registered customers with an annual household income of less than $12,000 are exempted from the sales tax on the first 500 kWh each month. To qualify, a customer will need to fill out a registration form and mail it to:

Customer Relations-Arkansas
P.O. Box 551
Little Rock, AR 72203.

Click here for the form.

The form is also available at a local Arkansas Revenue Office or by request to our Customer Service Center at 1-800-ENTERGY.

Landlord/Tenant Agreement – This option is for the protection of customers whose electric service is included with their rental payment. The agreement protects the tenant from disconnection because of the landlord's actions.

Essential Service Credit - This program provides a reduced rate for customers who use electric service for only basic, essential services. Basic service is defined as annual electricity consumption of no more than 6000 kwh or an average of 500 kwh per month. The other restriction is that the customer's maximum summer consumption is not more than 1.2 times their maximum winter month's consumption.

Certified Medical Emergency – This program allows for electric service to be continued for up to thirty days for any qualifying customer whose disconnection would cause a medical emergency. To qualify for this benefit, the customer must furnish Entergy a medical certificate from a physician.

Life Support Identity Program - We recognize that loss of electric service can be especially difficult for customers with certain medical problems. If a customer or a permanent resident in a customer’s home is on life-sustaining, electrically operated equipment, or needs life-sustaining medical treatment that requires electricity, please call us at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).

You may be eligible for special payment arrangements based on the receipt of a statement from your physician or health care provider. 

We advise all customers that use medical equipment in their homes to have an emergency plan in case of an electric power outage.  Entergy cannot guarantee uninterrupted power for any customer nor can we guarantee any priority in restoration of power for any customer.  Our goal is to restore service to all customers as quickly and as safely as possible.

Protected Customer – This program is available to residential customers age 65 or older and customers with severe mental or physical impairments that substantially limit their ability to manage their energy costs. For qualified customers registered with this status, Entergy will attempt to make personal contact and explain payment and assistance options in an attempt to avoid service disconnection.

Qualified customers can register by filling out the registration form and mailing it to:

Entergy Arkansas, LLC
Credit and Collections 
5741 Highway 80 E
Pearl, MS  39208

Click here for the form.

The form is also available by request through our Customer Service Center at 1-800- ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).

Other Helpful Programs

Weatherization Assistance Program

This federally-funded program run through community action agencies primarily focuses on helping elderly, disabled and low-income residents make their homes more energy efficient. After an energy audit of a qualified resident’s home, the program will pay for installation of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures. For additional information, get in touch with your local community action agency. Use the following link to find a listing of agencies in your area.

How to Build Wealth with Help

Want to save money and invest in a home, college education or your own small business but need a little help? Consider participating in an Individual Development Account (IDA) program. IDAs are matched savings accounts designed to encourage working individuals and families of limited means save money for specific purposes. Click here to learn more about the programs in Arkansas.