MONROE — The Union County Department of Human Services will accept applications Dec. 3 to 31 from citizens interested in receiving assistance with their heating costs during the cold-weather months.
Applications will be taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the agency, located at 2330 Concord Ave.
Potential recipients of a one-time benefit from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program must be at least 60 years old or disabled and receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services.
These include home-delivered meals or nutrition site meals from Union County Nutrition for the Elderly or In-Home Aide services provided through DSS or the Council on Aging.
Households without a member in the specified target groups listed above may apply to receive benefits beginning Jan. 2.
Those applying should bring the following information for all household members to the interview: Social Security numbers, birthdates, citizenship status, daycare expense receipts, legally ordered child support paid to someone outside the household, income information and proof of income for all household members for the month prior to the month of application (paycheck stubs or income statements showing funds received during the month) and current receipt, bill or statement from the power, gas, or fuel oil company for your primary heat-source, showing an account number dated in the last 30 days.
If approved, an assistance payment will be made directly to the heating provider.
Call DHS at 704-296-4300 for details.