LIEAP helps local families with heating bills

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) helps eligible families with their primary heating expense by providing a one-time annual payment directly to their heating vendor, such as a power, gas, or fuel oil company.

Social Services will begin accepting LIEAP applications on December 3, 2018 for households containing a member age 60 and older or containing a disabled person (receiving SSI, SSA Disability or VA Disability payments) who is also receiving a service through the Department of Aging and Adult Services.

Applications for all other households will be taken from January 2 – March 29, 2019 unless funds have been exhausted.

Applicants are not required to bring anything with them to apply. However, the following items will expedite the application process:

  • The account number (or bill) for their heating vendor.
  • Proof of all income for everyone living in the home.
  • Social security numbers, if available.

For more information, contact the Currituck County Department of Social Services at 252-232-3083.