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

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For more information, please contact (336) 570-6532.