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Tribe taking applications for heating help

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is accepting applications for its Heating Assistance Program.

The tribe began accepting applications on Monday from people who are 65 and older or a veteran. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 23.

Applicants who receive disability assistance or households with children 5 years of age or younger can apply from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.

The application process will be open to all eligible tribal members from Nov. 2 to Nov. 13.

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet income requirements set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Applicants must provide the following: picture ID for head of household; Social Security cards for entire household or tax document; birth certificates for entire household, or tribal enrollment cards or Medicaid cards if birth certificates cannot be provided; verification that an American Indian resides in the household; monthly household income, including annual SSI/SSA statement; monthly checking and/or savings account bank statement; and bill/monthly statement for heating costs if applicable.

Applications will be accepted Mondays through Fridays at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex located on N.C. 711 just outside of Pembroke; in Laurinburg on Tuesdays at Lumbee Heritage Elders Court at 16220 Lumbee Heritage Lane; in Fayetteville on Wednesdays at Eagles Nest Apartment Complex at 2200 Indian Creek Road; and in Red Springs on Thursdays at Hawkeye Boys and Girls Club at 3066 Blue Springs Road. Each site will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 pm.

For additional information, call 910-522-2206.

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