Brunswick County accepts LIHEAP applications

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Brunswick County began accepting applications for LIHEAP, the annual energy assistance program, Jan. 2.

The LIHEAP, or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

Anyone may apply for the funds, regardless of age or disability. Applications will be taken in person from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Town Creek Park Community Building at 6420 Ocean Highway E. (U.S. 17) in Winnabow.

Applicants must provide all income for the household and its members; checking and savings account statements for all members of the household; all property, stocks, bonds and other assets for all members of the household; the name, date of birth and social security number for each member of the household; and a copy of the current heating source bill, with the applicant’s name, address and account number.

Individuals who are homebound may have someone apply on their behalf. The homebound individual must write a statement giving their representative permission to apply on their behalf and provide the representative with eligibility requirements.

Applications will be taken through March 31 or until all funds are exhausted. For additional information, call 253-2422.