Starting on December 1, 2021, the Bertie County Department of Social Services will accept applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).
LIEAP assists eligible people by making a one-time yearly energy payment to help cover the ever-rising cost of heating a home. This payment goes directly to the energy supplier–gas, electric, fuel, or wood.
Could You Be Eligible for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program?
Households with a person aged sixty and over or a person with a disability receiving aid from the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) can apply to receive a payment from December 1st through 31st or until they exhaust all funds.
However, people sixty and over who currently receive food stamps and received LIEAP last year could be eligible for an automatic LIEAP payment. If you are one of these people, you should receive a letter to explain this. Do you believe you’re eligible, but you did not receive a letter? Then please call your Food Stamp Caseworker at 252.794.5320 for guidance.
Other possibly qualified households that meet specific requirements may also be eligible and can apply. LIEAP funds will disburse funds from January 3, 2022, through March 31, 2022, or until they exhaust all funds.
According to publicly shared guidance from Social Services, an eligible household must fall within these income guidelines to apply:
- Households containing over 26 residents should contact Bertie County Department of Social Services for qualifying income information.
- Also, the home must have a heating source.
- All residents in a single family home must disclose their income during the application process. Duplicate payments are prohibited.
- At least one United States citizen of eligible immigrant must reside in the household.
You may apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program at Bertie County DSS, 110 Jasper Bazemore Avenue, in Windsor. If you want to call them with questions, you can reach them at 252.794.5320