SALISBURY, Md. - The Shore-Up! In Salisbury is currently accepting applications from those who need help paying their home heating and electric bills during the colder months.
Residents of either Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. To receive help, an individual must complete an Energy Assistance application and provide supporting documentation. Anyone who has already mailed
in an application for assistance this year (July 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014) should
not do so again.
Applications can be received:
- From www.shoreup.org (Go to
"Energy Assistance and Family Support Programs" and click on link to state
- From www.dhr.state.md.us/meap
(Click on "Download Applications and Brochures," in the "MEAP" section)
- By calling or going to the nearest office during the week, 9AM
- Wicomico County—500 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
- Somerset County—12409 Loretta Road, Princess
Anne, MD 21853 (at Loretta Village)—410-651-1805
- Worcester County—6352 Worcester Highway, Newark,
MD 21841 (at Snow Hill Head Start)—410-632-2075
To process the application,
the following information is needed:
- Proof of all
household income for the past 30 days for anyone 18 years old or older,
including Social Security, SSI (award letter or direct deposit statement),
pension, retirement, wages, TCA, TDAP, unemployment, child support (6-month
printout needed), alimony (current documentation)
(driver's license or photo ID)
- Names, Social Security
cards and dates of birth for all household members
- Current electric
bill – Bill must be in applicant's name for EUSP.
- Bill for main
heating source – Gas and propane customers must provide this.
- Renters need landlord's
name, address, telephone number, lease agreement and most recent rent receipt.
- Homeowners need
deed, payment information or tax assessment.
Completed applications, along with all documentation, can be
brought to one of the offices listed above. To make an appointment for
application processing, call the nearest office. All mailed applications should
be sent to Shore-Up!, 520 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 and must include copies
of supporting documentation.