The Hanover County Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for the Fuel Assistance Program on October 10.
Fuel Assistance is a temporary program that helps eligible households with the costs of heating their homes. The amount that is received will not necessarily cover all of the winter heating costs but will be a supplement.
Benefits are based on the availability of funds and the number of applications received within the State. In order to be eligible for fuel or utility assistance, your household’s in come must be less than the maximum allowed for the number of people in the home, and you must be responsible for paying the heating bill.
Applications will be processed as soon as possible but must be received or postmarked no later than November 13. Funds are sent directly to the vendor beginning the first week in January. Hanover’s share of this statewide allocation is limited.
Applications for Fuel Assistance can be submitted through:
- CommonHelp (www.commonhelp.virginia.gov)
- The Enterprise Customer Service Center (1-855-635-4370)
- a (pre-printed) Fuel application, or
- a paper Fuel application (local agency)
You can call a Human Services Agent at 365-4100 to have an application mailed to you. A personal interview is not required.