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Free Government Appliances In North Carolina

Posted November 19th, 2013 in North Carolina Appliances and tagged by admin

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time cash payment to help eligible families pay their heating bills. This payment is usually received in February of each year.

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 $2,200
  • Be responsible for it’s heating bills

Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old. These persons are especially at risk for life threatening illness of death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.

In addition to the LIEAP program we also offer assistance through our Crisis Intervention Program. For more information on the Crisis Intervention Program please visit our Crisis Intervention Program page.

 

Eligibility Requirements

The following chart describes the Low Income Energy Assistance Eligibility Requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: In reference to the “WHAT’S NEEDED” column on the chart., if we are unable to establish eligibility for assistance, additional information may be required.

Eligibility Requirement What’s Needed How Often
Identity ID, Contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation At application
Address Lease, rental agreement, any other shelter expenses, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation At application or situation, if moving
Citizenship/ Alien Status Verification of citizenship/alien status via Immigration and Naturalization Service At application
Social Security Number Valid social security card or number At application
Earned Income: Wages/Self-Employment Wage stubs, tax forms contacting employer At application
Unearned Income: Public Benefits/ Private Retirement Benefits/Trust, etc. Documents from provider, award letter At application
Assets/Resources Ownership and tax records – bank and court documents At application
Heating Expense Copy of bills At application

 

How To Apply
Applications for LIEAP are usually taken for two weeks in November of each year. Contact your local department of social services for the application dates and for additional information on LIEAP.

Contact
Ms. Erica Jennings
Program Consultant
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Social Services Economic and Family Services Section
820 Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
TEL: (919) 527-6309
FAX: (919) 334-1265
E-MAIL: erica.jennings@dhhs.nc.gov
WEB SITE: www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/energy/index.htm
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-800-662-7030 (CARE LINE)