Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)
CIP is a program that provides emergency assistance to households that apply and are in heating or cooling related crisis. The following applies:
General Assistance (GA)
General Assistance (GA) is a program that provides funds to individuals for prescription medicines. The following conditions apply:
Emergency Assistance (EA)
To be eligible for AFDC-EA, an applicant must be an U.S. citizen or an eligible alien who is a burnout victim with a referral from the American Red Cross or have an active Child Protective Services case at DSS. An alien is ineligible if he or she is:
Duke Progress Energy – Energy Neighbor is a program that provides emergency assistance to a household for heating or cooling related crisis. The funds come from Progress Energy customers, employees, and corporate donations. The following applies:
Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households 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 December 31st or until funds are exhausted.
Any household can potentially receive benefits from January 1st through March 31st or until funds are exhausted.
A household that applies must:
Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home may especially be at risk for a life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter.
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