What Do You Need To Know?

The Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance is a fuel assistance program for families residing in the state of Vermont. The Program was created by the Congress under which the central government provides block grant to the states to be used for different benefits program in the state of Vermont and other states. The benefits are provided to people who either own their own house or are living on rent, the heat payment is either directly or part of the house rent or someone who is sharing house/room with someone.

Program Goals

The purpose of the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance program is to assist families from poor household to become self-sufficient by help them paying their fuel payment. The eligible families are provided temporary assistance through money and employments. The fuel payments are directly made to the service providers through the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance.

Are You Eligible?

There are certain requirements that an applicant must fulfill in order to qualify for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance program

  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or a legal alien
  • The applicant must be a citizen of Vermont
  • The applicant must have dependent children (19 years or younger)
  • The applicant belongs to a poor household with low-income
  • The applicant must meet the income level limit guidelines provided by the program
  • The resource of the applicant must be within the limits described in the program guidelines
  • The applicant has never received the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance benefits before.

The total gross income of the household before taxes must be equal to or less than,

Size of Household  Annual Gross Income Level
1 18735
2 25365
3 31995
4 38625
5 45255
6 51885
7 58515
8 65145

The applicant will be asked to mention certain information including

  • Household income
  • VA and social security payments
  • Utility bill
  • Child support expenses
  • Day-care expenses
  • Medical bills, if you are older than 60, or disabled
  • Other benefit programs you have applied to
  • Any other payments

In case you or any of your family member are receiving benefits from any other kind of program like the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or any need-based benefit for Veterans then there are chances of you being automatically selected for the   Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance program.

What is considered as a Resource?

Certain things are considered as resources which the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance program take into account while determining the eligibility of the applicants. Those are,

  • Cash
  • Savings
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Real estate
  • Mortgages
  • Car
  • Property

Other Important Documents 

The program requires the applicants to provide certain personal information and copies of documents to prove their eligibility. The copies of the following documents must be presented along with the application form at the time of submission

  •  Personal Identification Number(PIN) of the applicants
  •  Employment and work status/history
  • Social Security Number (SSN) and ID of the applicant
  • Copy of Driver’s license
  • Documents providing your residential status
  • Attested affidavit

How To Apply

To apply for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance program kindly visit the Apply for Benefits website. You will find the online application form on the portal which you can access through the online account. In case you are new, you will be required to create a new account on the portal before filling the application. This page also guides you about other benefit programs available in Vermont. This makes the whole application process easy and effortless.

To learn more about the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance visit the MyBenefits  page. The website provides detailed information related to the program including the eligibility criteria, application process and any other help that might be required.

You can visit the nearby local county if you want to apply in person for the program’s benefits. You will be provided with an application which you can fill out and submit through an agent working in the office. It is important to note that before going to your local county office you should have copies of all the required documents to make sure your application is complete.

You can also request an application form by calling the Fuel office numbers

1-800-479-6151

802-241-1165

For Further Information

You can visit the Fuel Office in your locality to make a personal application. After finding a nearby office, you can visit it to get one on one guidance regarding the program. An agent will guide you about the whole process. Once the form is filled and you have attached all the required documents you can then submit the application form which will be further processed by the program. The selected applicants will be notified through phone or email.

 

 

 

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