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. The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will be taking LIEAP applications from residents who meet the following criteria beginning on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: A household that applies must:
During the month of December, priority eligibility will be given to persons with disabilities who receive services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), or households in which a member of the household is age 60 or older. Applications for those households will be taken Dec. 3 through 31, 2018 or until funds are exhausted. Applications for all other households will be taken from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019 or until funds are exhausted. Applicants will not be approved automatically. In additions to the application, an interview will be required. Applicants are encouraged to continue to pay their utility bills as normal. If approved, a one-time payment will be made directly to the applicant’s utility company. Payments will not be made to the applicant. Applications can be made at the Hal Marshall Services Center, 700 N Tryon St., Charlotte Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. What to bring:
For questions call our Customer Connection line at 704-336-3000 or Just One Call (J1C) at 704-432-1111.
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