Has your water been cutoff?  Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

• Pender County Department of Social Services will begin taking Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications on December 1, 2021.

• The program provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expenses.

• Households must be responsible for their heating expenses and meet income which is less than 150% of the federal poverty limit and other eligibility criteria.

• Heating bill and verification of ALL household income must be provided.

Beginning DECEMBER 1, 2021 through DECEMBER 31, 2021. Applications will be taken ONLY for households with an ELDERLY person age 60 and above OR a DISABLED person receiving SSI, SSA, or VA benefits AND receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

  •  Eligible households may qualify to receive an automated payment for the 2021-2022 LIEAP season if a member of the household 1) is age 60 or older or a person with a disability receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services, 2) currently receives Food and Nutrition Services and 3) received LIEAP during the 2020-2021 season. These households will be notified of eligibility in November and do not need to apply for this benefit and do not need to reapply for services.

JANUARY 1, 2022 through MARCH 31, 2022 – Applications will be taken for ANY household as long as funds are available.

• For eligible households, approval will be based on availability of funds once all application information is received.

• To be eligible for the LIEAP program, a household must:
• Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
• Have income equal to or less than 150% of the federal poverty limit
• Be responsible for their heating cost

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply by one of the following methods:

Submit a paper application by:
Drop off at agency: 810 S. Walker St. Burgaw, NC 28425
By mail to: P.O. Box 1207 Burgaw, NC 28425
Fax: 910-259-0657 Attn: LIEAP
Email: thooks@pendercountync.gov

Applications are available at Pender County Department of Social Services. You can go online to print out forms from the following links below:
English LIEAP Application:
https://policies.ncdhhs.gov/divisional/social-services/forms/dss-8178l-low-income-energy-assistance-program-application-lieap/@@display-file/form_file/dss-8178L-ia.pdf
Spanish LIEAP Application:
https://policies.ncdhhs.gov/divisional/social-services/forms/spanish/dss-8178lsp-solicitud-para-el-programa-de-asistencia-de-energia-para-personas-de-bajos-ingresos/@@display-file/form_file/dss-8178Lsp-ia.pdf

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