The Granville County Department of Social Services announces that the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will begin Dec. 1, 2020 for residents age 60 or older, or for those disabled and receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS).
There are changes this year due to the pandemic. Some households will receive automated payments and will not need to apply for the LIEAP program. A payment will automatically be sent to their heating vendor.
The following requirements must be met:
- Persons aged 60 or older must live in household, or
- Household must include disabled individuals receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) AND receiving LIEAP payment for the 2019-2020 fiscal year AND are currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services.
Those eligible for the automated payment will receive a notice informing them they are eligible for the automatic payment. If there are any changes, such as change in heating vendor, address, etc., please make revisions on the notice and return to the Department of Social Services, or call Social Services at (919) 693-1511 to report any changes.
If you are age 60 or older or are disabled and receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services – and if you do not meet the above specifications – you may apply by telephone, mail or fax, or you can drop off applications to the Department of Social Services (DSS) Dec. 1 through Dec. 31. There is no need to apply in person.
Applications for all other households will be taken beginning Jan. 1, 2021 by telephone, mail, fax, drop off or ePASS.
Please call the Social Services office at (919) 693-1511 to apply and to have an application mailed to you. Applications may also be picked up in the foyer at the DSS office, located at 410 West Spring Street in Oxford. Drop boxes are available in the foyer of DSS (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.) and outside the building (24 hours, 7 days per week).