First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE - The Lumbee Tribe Office of Energy Assistance will begin accepting applications on Monday to help low-income American Indians pay their heating bills for the month of February.
The program will make payments for households that received food stamps in October of this year. The deadline to apply is Nov. 12.
To qualify for the program, applicants must be directly responsible for their heating bills; the household income must be at or below 110 percent of the poverty level; a single-person household can have an income of no more than $854 a month; and a family of four can have a monthly income of no more than $1,728.
Applications will be accepted in Robeson County at Heritage Haven from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10; the Lumbee Tribe Office of Energy Assistance from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Nov. 12; Hoke County at Hawkeye Sands Apartment on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Scotland County at the Lumbee Regional Electric Membership Corporation Office on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Cumberland County at the N.C. Indian Housing Authority on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Applicants must provide verification of household income for the month of October; a current bank statement; assets verification (property, stock, bonds, rental property); birth certificates and Social Security cards of all household members; and proof that applicant is American Indian.
For information, call (800) 659-6585 or 522-2206.