Applicants must provide social security numbers for all household members, proof of income for all household members, a photo ID, and account information for the heat source used in their home.

Households that include a member 60-years-old or above or a disabled person receiving service from the Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply starting today for assistance with electric bills.

Onslow County’s Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications today for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, which is an annual program that runs during the holiday season, Cindi Douglas, income maintenance supervisor, said.

LIEAP is income-based, Douglas said, and “impacts the community by assisting citizens, who qualify, with a credit on their heating bill.”

Energy assistance payments are given directly to the heating provider, according to the press release.

Applications for other households will be accepted beginning Jan. 3 and until March 31 or until funds run out.

Applicants must provide social security numbers for all household members, proof of income for all household members, a photo ID, and account information for the heat source used in their home.

To submit an application, go to Onslow County Department of Social Services, 1915 Onslow Drive Ext. in Jacksonville during its regular business hours.