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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Launches

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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Launches

Pitt County Department of Social Services announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Launches program guidelines

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Social Services, will launch for the 2021-22 season on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 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.

2021-22 Program Guidelines Include

Applications will be taken from December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022.

Online applications may be submitted starting December 1, 2021 through the ePASS Portal (http://epass.nc.gov).  Applications will be taken at various locations during the days and times posted.  When all funds are spent, the program will end (applications will no longer be taken).  Pitt County DSS will mail LIEAP payments directly to the vendors.  Benefit amounts are based on household size and income.

Priority Group:  Households with a person age 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can begin applying as early as December 1, 2021. Applicants who fall outside of this priority group can apply beginning January 3, 2022. ALL applicants can apply until the end of program period, which runs through March 31, 2022 or until all funds are spent.

LIEAP & COVID-19:  In accordance with COVID recommendations, applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://epass.nc.gov, 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 Pitt County Pitt County Human Services Center. Interested individuals may call Pitt County Pitt County Human Services Center at 252-902-1352, for information on how to receive a paper application, or for application by phone.

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 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 you heat your home (name / address of provider with account number)
  • Everyone who lives under your roof must be included

 

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 am -5:00 pm

Can apply by telephone*

 Northern Pitt Improvement Association

2197 Old River Road

Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-215-3064

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am -3:00 pm

 

St. John Missionary Baptist Church                     

Soul-Saving Center                                                

2921 Briery Swamp Rd                                            

Stokes, NC 27884                                                    

Phone: 252-795-3603                                               

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00 am – NOON

 

Triumph Community Outreach Ministries

7874 US 264 East

Washington, NC 27889

Phone: 252-975-6944

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00 am – NOON        

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