Brunswick County to begin accepting LIHEAP applications Dec. 2

11.07.2019

Brunswick County to begin accepting LIHEAP applications Dec. 2

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – 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. 2, 2019.

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. 2, 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, 8:30 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.

All other households may apply from Jan. 2 through March 31, 2020, or until funds are exhausted.

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.

Senior Center Locations, Dates and Times

LocationDate(s) and Times (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted)
Ash Senior Center Wednesday, Dec. 11 (9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
BSL Senior Center Friday, Dec. 13
Calabash Senior Center Monday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec. 16
Leland Senior CenterWednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 12
Oak Island Senior Center Tuesday, Dec. 3
Shallotte Senior Center Friday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 18
Southport Senior Center Thursday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 17
Supply Senior Center Monday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 19
Town Creek Center Tuesday, Dec. 10 (9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Individuals who are homebound may have someone apply on their behalf.  The homebound individual must write a statement giving their permission to apply on their behalf and provide the representative with the eligibility requirements (see chart).

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 Home Energy Assistance Eligibility Requirements.

LIHEAP Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility RequirementWhat's NeededHow Often
IdentityID, Contact with someone knowledgeable of your situationAt application
AddressLease, rental agreement, any other shelter expenses, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situationAt application or situation, if moving
Citizenship/Alien StatusVerification of citizenship/alien status via Immigration and Naturalization ServiceAt application
Social Security NumberValid social security card or numberAt application
Earned Income: Wages/Self-EmploymentWage stubs, tax forms contacting employerAt application
Unearned Income: Public Benefits/Private Retirement Benefits/Trust, etc.Documents from provider, award letterAt application
Assets/ResourcesOwnership and tax records - bank and court documentsAt application
Heating ExpenseCopy of billsAt application

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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov