The Low Income Energy Assistance Program in Jackson County will start accepting applications on December 2, 2013. This program gives the elderly and people with a disability a one time payment to their vendor/provider to help pay cost of heating their home. The program is open to all residents of Jackson County who meet the eligibility criteria, and applications will be taken at the Jackson County Department of Social Services building beginning on December 2, 2014 through January 31, 2014 or until the funds are exhausted. Applications may be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Everyone must complete an application to receive the assistance; there is no automatic eligibility to receive this assistance. Households using coal or wood will receive $200.00.