CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will take applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, which provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.
Priority eligibility will be given to people with disabilities who receive services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or households in which a member of the household is age 60 or older. Applications for those households will be taken Dec. 2 through March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
Applications for all other households will be taken from Jan. 2 through March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
A household that applies must have at least one U.S. citizen or qualified alien, have income below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level, have reserves at or below $2,250, be responsible for its heating bills and provide proof of child support payments or daycare payments made to receive deductions for those expenses.
In addition to the application, an interview will be required.
Applications can be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, suite 1800. Bring valid identification, proof of income, a current utility bill (if not in the applicant’s name, proof of responsibility for payment must be verified) and valid Social Security Number.