Brunswick County Water and Sewer Customer Utility Assistance Program
Application Period*: June 22 – July 17, 2020
*Applications are for the Fiscal Year 2021 Program. Brunswick County Public Utilities residential water and/or sewer customers who apply and receive the credit will receive the first credit on their August 2020 Brunswick County utility bill.
About the Program
The Brunswick County Water and Sewer Customer Utility Assistance Program is available to Brunswick County Public Utilities residential water and/or sewer customers whose gross annual income is equal to or less than 130% of the federal poverty level for the household size (see table below), with assets less than $110,000, and the household’s total available on-hand cash resources must be less than $2,200.
The County establishes the monthly credit amount for water and/or sewer service during the annual budget process. The available credit in Fiscal Year 2021 is $8 per month for Brunswick County residential water customers, $15 per month for Brunswick County residential sewer customers, and $23 per month for Brunswick County residential customers who have both water and sewer service from Brunswick County.
The monthly credit may not be larger than the actual customer bill for the month.
The Brunswick County Water and Sewer Assistance Program will require Brunswick County residential utility customers to make annual applications that will provide assistance through a fiscal year. Brunswick County residential utility customers must reapply annually and applications will be discontinued when funds are exhausted. Applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 program will be available in various locations throughout the county.
Applicants will receive a notice if they are approved or denied for the Fiscal Year 2021 program from the Department of Social Services.
How to Apply
Applicants will need to submit their completed application along with the following documents:
- Proof of income – annual household income cannot exceed 130% of federal poverty level (see table below)
- Copy of Brunswick County Utility Bill (Navassa customers who are transitioning to Brunswick County Public Utilities can submit their most recent bill from the Town of Navassa)
- Verification of the value of assets and resources
- Real property value cannot exceed $110,000 (Department of Social Services will verify this information)
Applications along with required documents can be mailed, faxed, dropped off or emailed to the Department of Social Services:
- Mailing address: PO BOX 219, Bolivia, NC 28422
- Fax: 910-253-2071
- Physical Address: 60 Government Center Drive, Building B, Bolivia, NC 28422
- Email: email@example.com
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 and date of birth for each member of the household; and a copy of the current Brunswick County Public Utilities water and/or sewer bill (Navassa customers who are transitioning to Brunswick County Public Utilities can submit their most recent bill from the Town of Navassa), with the applicant’s name, address and account number. Applications will be taken June 22 through July 17, 2020.
|Eligibility Requirement||What's Needed||How Often|
|Address||Lease, rental agreement, any other shelter expenses, contact with someone knowledgeable of your situation||At application or situation, if moving|
|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|
|Water of Sewer Expense||Copy of Brunswick County utility bills (or most recent Town of Navassa utility bills)||At application|
2019-2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines
|Household Size||100% Federal Poverty Level Annual Gross Income||130% Federal Poverty Level Annual Gross Income|