Economic Services

Heating Assistance Available 

Lincoln County Residents

Lincoln County DSS


Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating expense.


  • Individuals 60 years and older or individuals receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services may apply starting Thursday, December 1, 2022. 


     Please note:  Individuals in this priority group will receive an automated payment to

     their vendor if they receive Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) and 

     received LIEAP during the 2021-2022 season.  These households will be notified of

     eligibility in November 2022 and do not need to apply.     


  • Individuals 59 years and younger may apply starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


  • Applications will be taken 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F (with the exception of holidays) at Lincoln County Department of Social Services- 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, N.C.  28092.


  • To apply online any time or day visit the website.


  • For additional information: Lincoln County Department of Social Services (704) 732-0738.  


To assist children, families and individuals of Lincoln County by the efficient and timely completion of program applications while educating, supporting and promoting economic self-sufficiency.

To apply online for Medicaid and FNS, please visit the EPASS link.

For more information, contact Social Services at (704) 732-0738.