Wake County residents who need help with household energy bills should know that effective Friday, February 1, 2013, the state of North Carolina has broadened the eligibility criteria for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a federally funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.
Any Wake County resident responsible for his or her household heating bill may apply for the program. Assistance will be available through March 31, 2013, or until funds are exhausted. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Low income requirement defined as less than 130% of federal poverty level
Reserves at or below $2,200
Responsibility for the household heating bills
The following items are required at the time of application:
Applicant’s photo ID
Current heating bill
Social security numbers for all household members
Income verification for anyone living in the home
Most recent bank statements
Wake County also provides crisis assistance to households who are without heat or in jeopardy of losing their heat for non-payment. View information on how to apply
for assistance or call Wake County Human Services at 919-212-7000.