REQUIRING THAT FUNDS A RECIPIENT IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOR THE LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OR THE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM BE USED FOR THE PAYMENT OF UTILITY SERVICES RELATED TO HEATING OR COOLING A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING ONLY AND THAT THOSE FUNDS BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE UTILITY SERVICES VENDOR ON BEHALF OF THE RECIPIENT.
Enacts new GS 108A-25.4 as the title indicates. Directs the county department of social services to make payments directly to the vendor on behalf of the recipient. Provides that a recipient of funds who uses the payments for other purposes in violation of this statute will be subject to action by the county department of social services.
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