Managing Agency Vermont

Program Description

The 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 Requirements

In 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.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $18,090
2 $24,360
3 $30,630
4 $36,900
5 $43,170
6 $49,440
7 $55,710
8 $61,980

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,270 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

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 Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The application for Vermont Fuel Assistance can also be found on the Apply for Benefits page.

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 on the MyBenefits page.

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