Monday, December 15, 2014

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP, beginning Friday, January 2, 2015 for individuals and families with the lowest income.  All eligibility requirements must be met which includes income & asset guidelines. 

LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help households that are eligible with their heating expense. All households determined eligible for LIHEAP must provide the agency with the name of the vendor they would like payment remitted to.  All electric utility customers seeking assistance with their utilities bill must bring a copy of the bill for accurate account information.  You also must provide verification of  income.

Applications will be taken at Macon County Department of Social Services from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and will continue through March 31st or until LIHEAP funds are expended.

For more information, please contact Macon County DSS at 828-349-2124.
 
Gwen S. Taylor, PIO

 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LIHEAP


MACON COUNTY DSS

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP)

 

Macon County DSS will accept applications for the  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP on Monday, December 1, 2014.  LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expense.

 

December 1st – December 31st:

 

To be eligible a household must have either:

·       An elderly person ages 60 and above OR;

·       A disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

·       In addition income guidelines must also be met.

 

January 1st – March 31st if LIHEAP funds are still available:

 

·       Applications will be accepted for all low income individuals and families.

 

CIP Program

 

In addition On December 1st the CIP program will be excepting applications for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis.  Eligible households must meet criteria for heating assistance, which includes;  income limit which is less than 150%  of the federal poverty levels.   Also there must be one US Citizen in the household and a resident of Macon County.

 

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will provide payment to the vendors for eligible households.  Also, required to be eligible households, you must have 10% or less LP gas, 15 inches or less of Fuel Oil/Kerosene or a Disconnect Notice from Duke or Haywood Electric Company.  Those that use wood as a heat source must have less than 1 cord of wood.

 

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is to resolve the immediate  life threatening crisis, only minimum deliveries of 100 lbs. of propane, 100 gallons of fuel oil/kerosene, or 1 cord of wood will be approved. 

 

No appointments will be made for LIHEAP or CIP.

 

For more information, please contact Macon County DSS 828-349-2124.

Applications will be taken at Macon County DSS

located at 1832 Lakeside Drive, Franklin NC

 Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm as long as funds are available.
By Gwen Taylor, PIO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 Crisis Intervention Program


The Crisis Intervention Program known as CIP will be administered by Macon County DSS.  Applications will begin on Monday, November 3rd  beginning at 8:00 am.  You must be in a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY/CRISIS.

 Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis.  Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance which includes;  income limit which less than 150%  of the federal poverty levels..    The target population is that at least someone in the household is 60 or older, or be approved disabled, or have a household with a child five (5) years of age or under AND be in a life threatening emergency.   Also there must be one US Citizen in the household and a resident of Macon County. 

 The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will provide payment to the vendors for eligible households.  Also, required to be eligible, you must have 10% or less LP gas, 15 inches or less of Fuel Oil/Kerosene or a Disconnect Notice from Duke or Haywood Electric Company or natural gas provider.   If you have a disconnect notice you must bring the notice with you at time of application.   Those that use wood as a heat source must have less than 1 cord of wood.

 The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is to resolve the immediate life threatening crisis.  Only minimum deliveries of 100 lbs. of propane, 100 gallons of fuel oil/kerosene, or 1 cords of wood or a disconnect notice with the minimum amount to resolve the crisis will be approved. 
 
For more information, please contact Macon County DSS at 828-349-2124.  Application will be taken Monday – Friday from 8am – 4 pm as long as funds are available at Macon County DSS located at 1832 Lakeside Drive, Franklin NC. 

 For all other households the CIP program opens up December 1st and meet stated guidelines.
Gwen Taylor, PIO

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

February 3rd - LIHEAP


Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP, beginning Monday, February 3rd for individuals and families with the lowest income.  All eligibility requirements must be met which includes income & asset guidelines. 

 

LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help households that are eligible with their heating expense. All households determined eligible for LIHEAP must provide the agency with the name of the vendor they would like payment remitted to.  All electric utility customers seeking assistance with their utilities bill must bring a copy of the bill for accurate account information.  You also must provide verification of January’s income.



Applications will be taken at Macon County Department of Social Services from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and will continue through March 31st or until LIHEAP funds are expended.



For more information, please contact Macon County DSS at 828-349-2124

Posted By Gwen S. Taylor, PIO

Monday, November 25, 2013

Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program


MACON COUNTY DSS

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP)


Macon County DSS will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP on Monday, December 2, 2013.  LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible with their heating expense.

 December 2nd – January 31st:

 To be eligible a household must have either:

·       An elderly person ages 60 and above OR;

·       A disabled person receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability AND receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

·       In addition income guidelines must also be met.

 
February 1st – March 31st if LIHEAP funds are still available:

 Applications will be accepted for low income individuals and families.

 
Applications will be taken at Macon County DSS

located at 1832 Lakeside Drive, Franklin NC

 Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm as long as funds are available.



No appointments will be made for LIHEAP.

For more information, please contact
Macon County DSS 828-349-2124.

                                                                               Posted By Gwen Taylor 

Crisis Intervention Program


The Crisis Intervention Program known as CIP will be administered by Macon County DSS this year.  Applications will begin on Friday, November 1st beginning at 8:00 am.  You must be in a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY/CRISIS.

 Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis.  Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance.    The target population is that at least someone in the household is 60 or older, or be approved disabled, or have a household with a child five (5) years of age or under AND be in a life threatening emergency.   Also there must be one US Citizen in the household and a resident of Macon County. 

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will provide payment to the vendors for eligible households.  Also, required to be eligible, you must have 10% or less LP gas, 15 inches or less of Fuel Oil/Kerosene or a Disconnect Notice from Duke or Haywood Electric Company or natural gas provider.   If you have a disconnect notice you must bring the notice with you at time of application.   Those that use wood as a heat source must have less than 1 cord of wood.
 
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is to resolve the immediate life threatening crisis.  Only minimum deliveries of 100 lbs. of propane, 100 gallons of fuel oil/kerosene, or 2 cords of wood or a disconnect notice with the minimum amount to resolve the crisis will be approved. 
 
For more information, please contact Macon County DSS at 828-349-2124.  Application will be taken Monday – Friday from 8am – 4 pm as long as funds are available at Macon County DSS located at 1832 Lakeside Drive, Franklin NC. 

                                                                                                                          Posted By Gwen Taylor
 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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If you require assistance for Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) while using ePASS, please call the FNS Customer Service Center at 1-866-719-0141 or 1-877-452-2514 (TTY Dedicated). The call center is available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. including state holidays.

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Gwen Taylor, PIO for Macon County DSS, copied from DHHS DHHS/Epass website.