Applications for LIEAP now being accepted

Post Date:12/01/2017 10:43 AM

Don’t wait until that cold spell arrives or those heating bills pile up- applications for LIEAP are being accepted today for households containing an elderly or disabled person.

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a program funded by the Federal Government that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.  Applications can be completed through Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Social Services Division.

Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted.

Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 1 through March 31 or until funds are exhausted.

A household that applies must:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria

  • Meet an income test

  • Have reserves at or below $2,250

  • Be responsible for its heating bills

In order to make your application process smoother, please bring the following with you:

  • Bill from heating vendor

  • Verification of earned and unearned income (Social Security, unemployment, child support, etc.) for month prior to application. If self-employed need to provide 12 months of income or previous year’s income taxes

  • Verification of current resources (bank account balance, 401K balance, etc)

  • Verification of Social Security number for all household members

  • Verification of legal immigration status for all household members

  • Verification of expenses for child care or child support payments for month prior
    to application

Applications can be completed by visiting the Manteo and Frisco Social Services Division Campus. For more information on LIEAP, please call Leigh Bracy at 252.475.5566.

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