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Wake County program can help with heating bills

Posted October 28, 2009 3:15 p.m. EDT

Wake County will begin accepting applications for the North Carolina Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Monday.

Eligible households can get a check from LIEAP for help in paying their winter heating costs.

Applications can be filed at:

Swinburne Human Services Building
220 Swinburne St., Raleigh
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 10, 2009, and Thursday, November 12, 2009, hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*All offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, for Veteran's Day.

To be eligible for LIEAP, families must meet all of the following criteria:

Income of less than $2,022 per month for a family of four; assets cannot exceed $2,200; family must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.

Emergency assistance for families facing disconnection of electricity or gas is available on a first-come, first-served basis for those with income up to 150 percent of the poverty level. Call 919-212-7000 for more information.