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Granville County residents can apply for heating assistance

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Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, some households in Granville County may qualify for assistance with their heating bill during the winter. Depending on the heat source, eligible households may receive $300, $400 or $500 toward their heating bill through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

Applications will be taken in December only for the following people:

• Those with a household member age 60 or above who is responsible for their heating expense; or

• Persons disabled and receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Every person in the household must complete an application. If approved, payments will be made directly to the heating provider.

Applications will be accepted Dec. 2 through Dec. 31 for this program and can be completed at the Granville County Department of Social Services, 410 W. Spring St., Oxford. Those interested in applying for this assistance — in the form of a one-time payment — should bring with them:

• Valid identification

• Social Security numbers for everyone in the home

• Proof of income for the month prior to the application

• A heating bill that indicates the account number

• A current bank statement

If applying for someone else, applicants should bring a signed permission statement from the person they are representing.

Applications for all other households will be taken from Jan. 1 through March 31, or until funds are exhausted.

For more information about the LIEAP program, visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/low-income-services or contact Ernestine Howard at the Granville County Department of Social Services, 919-693-1511.

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