Program DescriptionThe Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance can provide any eligible person physically present in a living unit in Vermont with fuel assistance by paying their heat directly to a fuel supplier, or by giving assistance to people whose rent includes the cost of heat, $50.00 for people who rent a room in someone else's home, or $5.00 for people whose rent includes the cost of heat AND who live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Vermont and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessThe application for Vermont Fuel Assistance can also be found at the following location:
Program Contact Information
You can receive an application by calling the Fuel Office at: 1-800-479-6151
Applications (pdf) for Vermont Fuel Assistance can also be found online at: http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefits/apply_for_benefits