Income verification is a REQUIREMENT for the NENCAP weatherization program. Please submit ALL income documentation that pertains to ALL household members receiving income. Bank statements cannot be accepted as proof of income. If your household does not receive any income, please contact our office about a WX-16 Zero Income Verification Form.
Any of the following are considered acceptable Proof of Income:
- Copies of last 3 consecutive months of paystubs, wages and salaries before deductions
- Copies of regular payments from union funds, worker's compensation, training stipends, military allotments, alimony and retirement payments
- Copy of current award letters showing Social Security, supplemental security income, social security disability, retirements and pensions. We must have award letters or documentation stating gross monthly receipts.
- Letter showing proof of SSI (Supplemental Security Income), ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) or utility assistance such as LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program).
- Self Employed Individuals must submit the first two pages of their most recent income tax return.
What is the goal of the Weatherization Program?
The goal of the weatherization program is to safeguard the health and safety of families and to save money for them by reducing their heating and cooling costs.
How do I know if I qualify?
When the Weatherization Program has processed your application, you will receive a letter in the mail notifying you of the Weatherization Program's determination.
What happens if I qualify?
If you qualify, you will be placed on our waiting list. A crewmember will then contact you to set an appointment to perform an energy audit on your home. The energy audit helps the crews to identify which improvements, if any, can be made on your home.
What improvements can be made?
Improvements vary depending on the situation, and some qualifying homes cannot be improved. If improvements can be made on your home, some common improvements can include: attic, wall, and floor insulation, heating source efficiency inspections, and air-sealing around windows and doors. Weatherization is a whole-house process, so usually clients are not able to pick and choose individual improvements.
How long does the process take?
The length of the process varies, depending on funding, weather, scheduling, etc. Some homes are completed within 2 months from the application date; others take roughly 1 year. On average, the weatherization process takes roughly 6-8 months to complete