NC DHHS to Accept Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Released by NC DHHS

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is accepting applications for the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning December 1, 2015.

Households eligible to apply for LIEAP must contain a person aged 60 or above, or at least one disabled person receiving disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability or Veterans benefits, through the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time payment directly to the utility company to help eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months.

Last year, the program provided approximately $40 million to help more than 141,000 households pay their heating bills from December 2014 through March 2015.

For more information, contact your local county Department of Social Services. A list of these offices and contact information is available at .


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