The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. 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 29 or until funds are exhausted.
Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 2nd through March 30 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, bring proof of income for the previous month for all household members
Have reserves at or below $2,250
Be responsible for its heating bills, bring a copy of a recent electric bill and gas or oil bill
Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home may especially be at risk for a life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter.
Applications will be taken Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Carteret County Dept. of Social Services, 210 Craven St, Beaufort, N. C.