RALEIGH — The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a Wake County Human Services program, is continuing to accept applications through Tuesday.
LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
•Low income requirement defined as less than 130 percent, of federal poverty level
•Reserves at or below $2,200 and
•Responsibility for the household heating bills.
The following items are required at the time of application: applicant’s photo ID, current heating bill, social security numbers for all household members, income verification for anyone living in the home and most recent bank statements.
Wake County also provides crisis assistance to households who are without heat or in jeopardy of losing their heat for non-payment. Crisis assistance is based on the availability of funds.
For additional information on how to apply for assistance, visit wakegov.com/humanservices/social/energy, call Wake County Human Services at 919-212-7000 or email LIEAP@wakegov.com.