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DSS offers energy assistance program

The Polk County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program for families not receiving food stamps and for families that were screened out and received a notice to come into the agency and apply.
Applications will be taken Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Call 828-859-5825 for an appointment.
You must provide proof of all income received in the household during the month of October. Bring all of your check stubs for October or a copy of your October Social Security check or other income.
All eligible food stamp households and clients who are eligible for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will receive a check in February 2010.
If you have questions concerning this program call the Polk County Department of Social Services between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.