Special program to help with heating needs of seniors

January 1, 2019 by  

The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services has recently offered winter fuel help to households in Concord and other cities and towns in Cabarrus County.

Households in which there is a person who is 60 years of age or older, and who is receiving disability benefits and services through their organization, can apply for help in paying their heating bills during the winter.

The households that are eligible will be able to receive a one-time payment to their heating vendor ranging from $200 to $400, depending on the primary heating source. These funds are being made available by the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, which is funded by the federal government.

To be eligible for this benefit, the household income for a family of four cannot exceed $32,630, and for a single person, cannot exceed $15,782. The total value of checking and savings accounts and cash on hand also must not be greater than $2,250, and the household needs to be responsible for its own heating costs rather than having them paid by a landlord or third party.

Those who are interested in applying for this assistance can do so beginning tomorrow, January 2, up until Friday, March 29. Various printing services may be used to print the applications that usually need to be filled out to apply for such assistance.