Heating subsidies available to aging or disabled residents

Application period opens on Monday
Nov. 29, 2013 @ 12:52 PM
Durham residents needing help to pay for their heating expenses can apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program offered by the Durham County Department of Social Services starting on Monday
 
Funds from the program will provide a a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expenses. They will be available until March 31, or until the money is exhausted.
 
Residents can submit apply at the Durham County Judicial Annex, 201 N. Roxboro St, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Applications will be accepted from Dec. 2 through Jan. 31 from persons age 60 and above or disabled persons who receive services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services . All members of the household must be age 60 or above, or at least one household member must be disabled and receiving services through the division. Disabled persons are those who receive Supplemental Social Security Income, Social Security Disability or Veterans Administration disability.
 
Applications for all other households will be taken from Feb. 3 through March 31, or until funds are exhausted.
 
To prepare for the application process, interested residents should collect required support documents and bring them along to submit with the application. Applicants must bring a valid Social Security number for each household member, verification of all household income and a copy of their heating bill with the account number. Clients must have a heating source such as Duke Energy to be eligible.
 
For more information, call 919-560-8600.