DSS accepting applications for Crisis Intervention Program

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Article Published: Oct. 31, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 31, 2013

The Watauga County Department of Social Services will begin taking applications for the Crisis Intervention Program, which helps low income households with heating and cooling crisis situations, on Nov. 1.

Everyone who wishes to apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be given the opportunity to apply during the appropriate application taking time frame and as long as funds are available.

Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and older or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services are eligible to potentially receive benefits from Dec. 2 through Jan. 31, 2014, or until funds are exhausted. Disabled people are defined as receiving SSI, SSA or VA disability.

Any household can potentially receive benefits from Feb. 3, 2014, through March 31, 2014, or until funds are exhausted, if all eligibility requirements are met.

Applications are taken at the Department of Social Services office at 132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite C, in Boone. Agency hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Watauga County Department of Social Services at (828) 265-8100.

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