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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Launches December 1

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November 27, 2023

 

 

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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Launches December 1

Pitt County Department of Social Services announces 2023-24 program guidelines

 

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS), will launch for the 2023-24 season on Friday, December 1, 2023.  LIEAP provides a one-time vendor payment for eligible families who need assistance with home heating expenses. Complete program details, along with a list of locations to apply can be found below or on the Pitt County website at www.PittCountyNC.gov/LIEAP.

 

2023-24 Program Guidelines 

Applications will be taken from December 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024.

Online applications may be submitted starting December 1, 2023 through the ePASS Portal (http://epass.nc.gov).  Applications will be taken at various locations during the days and times posted on page 2.  When all funds are spent, the program will end (applications will no longer be accepted).  Pitt County DSS will submit LIEAP payments directly to the vendors.  Benefit amounts are based on household size and income.

 

Applicants may apply online, by telephone, by submitting a paper application via the U.S. Postal Service or by fax to the Pitt County Human Services Center (address and fax number on page 2). Applications may also be dropped off at the Pitt County Human Services Center. Interested individuals may call Pitt County Human Services Center at 252-902-1352 for more information.

 

Priority Group

  • Households with a person age 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services can begin applying as early as December 1, 2023. 
  • Applicants who fall outside of this priority group can apply beginning January 2, 2024. 
  • ALL applicants can apply until the end of program period, which runs through March 31, 2024 or until all funds are spent.

 

Income Verification

Income verification is required for all applicants. Those applying will need verification of all income received the month prior to the date of application. This includes:

  • Gross wages received in the month prior to the month of your application
  • Gross amount of Social Security benefits
  • Gross amount of SSI
  • Gross amount of VA income
  • Gross amount of any retirement received
  • Child support and contributions received from anyone outside your home
  • Any other income received
  • Names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all household members
  • Proof of how the home is heated (name / address of provider with account number)
  • Everyone who lives in the household must be included

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Where to Apply

 

Online: http://epass.nc.gov

 

Pitt County Human Services Center                                   

203 Government Circle                                                          

Greenville, NC 27834                                                 

Phone: 252-902-1352                                                 

Fax: 252-902-1868                                                      

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Can apply by telephone*

 

Northern Pitt Improvement Association                 

2197 Old River Road

Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-215-3064

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Bethel Advocacy Center

130 West Washington Street

Bethel, NC 27812

Phone: 252-341-7586

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

St. John Missionary Baptist Church                                  

2921 Briery Swamp Road                                                      

Stokes, NC 27884                                                                   

Phone: 252-795-3603                                                 

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – NOON

 

St. Rest United Holy Church

154 Hammond Street

Winterville, NC 28590

Phone: 252-756-9718

Saturdays, 9:00 am-NOON

 

Triumph Community Outreach Ministries

7874 US 264 East

Washington, NC 27889

Phone: 252-975-6944

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – NOON

            

The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov 

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