Brunswick County will begin accepting applications for LIHEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 years old or disabled on Dec. 3.
The LIHEAP, or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 3, individuals who are 60 years and older or disabled and receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) can apply at Social Services, in Building B at the County Complex. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition, during the month of December, Social Services staff will be taking applications at the Brunswick County Senior Centers. Locations, dates and times are below.
Individuals who are homebound may have someone apply on their behalf. The homebound individual must write a statement giving their representative permission to apply on their behalf and provide the representative with eligibility requirements.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, anyone may apply for the funds, regardless of age or disability. At that time, applications will be taken in person at the Town Creek Park Community Building, 6420 Ocean Hwy East, Winnabow, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applicants must provide all income for the household and its members; checking and savings account statements for all members of the household; all property, stocks, bonds and other assets for all members of the household; the name, date of birth and social security number for each member of the household; and a copy of the current heating source bill, with the applicant’s name, address and account number.
Applications will be taken until Mar. 31, or until all funds are exhausted. For additional information, please call 910-253-2422.
|Ash Senior Site||December 13||9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site||December 19||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Oak Island Senior Site||December 4||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Town Creek Senior Site||December 11||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Center at Southport||Dec. 6 and 14||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Center at Shallotte||Dec. 7 and 18||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Center at Leland||Dec. 5 and 12||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Center at Calabash||Dec. 3 and Dec. 20||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Lockwood Folly Community Building |
(Supply Temporary Site)
|Dec. 10 and 17||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
The following chart describes the Low-Income Home 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|