If your household is low income and you will need assistance with heating costs this winter, you might consider applying for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program through the Richmond County Department of Social Services.
In order to qualify for assistance, all households must meet income and resource eligibility requirements. Payments are made directly to the energy service provider of households deemed eligible during the month of application.
Applications for persons age 60 and older or disabled persons receiving SSI, SSA or VA disability who are receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will be taken from Dec. 1 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013. Any other eligible households may apply during February through the end of March.
For more information, contact the Richmond County Department of social services at 910-997-8480.