Energy Assistance Program Available

The Currituck County Department of Social Services announces that the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will begin Dec. 1, 2020 for those age 60 or older, or for those disabled and receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

There are some changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some households will receive automatic payments and will not need to apply for the LIEAP program. A payment will be automatically sent to their heating vendor.

The following requirements must be met for the automatic payment:

  • Households with persons aged 60 or older, OR
  • Households with disabled individuals receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services, AND
  • Currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services, AND
  • Received LIEAP during the 2019-2020 LIEAP season.

Those potentially eligible for the automated payment will receive a notice in mid-November informing them they are eligible for the automatic payment. If there are any changes since last season, such as change in heating vendor, address, etc., please make the necessary changes on the notice and immediately return to the Department of Social Services, or call Social Services at 252-232-3083 to report the changes.

If you are 60 or older OR disabled & receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services and you do not meet these specifications, you may apply by telephone, mail, fax, or you can drop off applications to the Department of Social Services from Dec. 1 – 31.

Applications for all other households will be taken beginning Jan. 2, 2021 by telephone, mail, FAX, drop off, or on-line via ePASS at www.epass.nc.gov. You do not need to come to Social Services to apply.

Please call the Social Services office at 252-232-3083 if you have questions, would like to apply, or to have an application mailed to you.  Applications may also be picked up at the DSS office inside the front door, located at 2793 Caratoke Hwy, Currituck, NC, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. A drop box is located outside the front door of the DSS building and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.