Save on heat with one-time benefit for eligible families
VERMONT - Gov. Phil Scott and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced that approximately 10,000 households will get an extra fuel benefit through the Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program. Given high oil and kerosene prices, a one-time $350 benefit will be paid to providers to help offset additional costs for program participants.
To receive the benefit, households must have received an oil or kerosene benefit issued between November 9, 2021, and February 28, 2022. They must have also been active fuel households as of February 28, 2022. Vermonters with questions about the extra benefit can call 1 (800) 479-6151.
DCF will also provide an additional $500,000 to the five community action agencies in Vermont so they can help more households that are facing heating emergencies.
In October Gov. Scott was joined by Sen. Leahy, Sen.Sanders and Rep. Welch to announce the state was receiving a historic amount of LIHEAP funding to support eligible households with their heating and energy needs.
Seasonal Fuel Assistance helps eligible Vermonters pay part of their home heating bills, whether they own their homes or rent, pay for heat directly or as part of rent.
Find more information and apply at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/fuel-assistance.