LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)
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.
Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted. Disabled persons are defined as receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Administration (SSA), or Veterans Administration (VA) disability.
Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 1 through March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
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 $2,250
- Be responsible for its heating bills
The following chart describes the Low Income Energy Assistance Eligibility Requirements.
|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|
Apply in person:
319 North Graham-Hopedale Road
Burlington, NC 27217
Ground Floor Reception
For more information, please contact (336) 570-6532.