Energy assistance open to all Cabarrus families

Apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program through March 31

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Feb. 4, 2014 -- Too often, families are forced to make difficult decisions when finances aren’t available to cover basic needs, like food, shelter and heat. Through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, families can apply for one-time annual vendor payment to help pay heating expenses.
 
Any household can potentially receive benefits from February 1-March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
 
A household that applies must:
  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Meet an income test
  • Have reserves at or below $2,200
  • Be responsible for its heating bills
Eligibility for the program is based on the household income, the number of people who live in the home, and residency, need and resource guidelines. Please keep in mind, food and nutrition recipients no longer automatically receive energy assistance—you must apply during the application period. 
 
Households determined eligible for Low Income Energy Assistance do not receive a check—all payments are made directly to the vendor.
 
For more information or to apply for the energy assistance program, visit the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services office, located at 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., in Kannapolis, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or call 704-920-1400.