Vermont HEAP





What is Vermont HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Vermont LIHEAP is called Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance.

HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP program was started in 1981 and is funded by federal government. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a heating equipment repair and/or replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.

HEAP may help you pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.

Do You Qualify for HEAP Vermont?

To qualify for Vermont HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):

  • Must be a resident of the state of Vermont
  • Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits or
  • You receive Temporary Assistance or
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
  • OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of each year.

How to apply for Vermont LIHEAP

The application for Vermont Fuel Assistance can also be found at the following location:
http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefits/apply_for_benefits

Program Contact Information

You can receive an application by calling the Fuel Office at: 1-800-479-6151  or  802-241-1165
Applications (pdf) for Vermont Fuel Assistance can also be found online at: http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefits/apply_for_benefits




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