North Carolina Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Information from and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: The North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides for a one-time cash payment to help eligible families pay their heating bills.

Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through January 31st or until funds are exhausted.

Any household can potentially receive benefits from February 1st through March 31st or until funds are exhausted.

General Program Requirements: In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of North Carolina and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs (meeting both an income test and having reserves at or below $2,200).  Full eligibility information can be found online.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps: The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process: To apply for this program, contact your local department of social services.

Program Contact Information: For more information about North Carolina LIEAP, please visit: