Lower Fuel Costs Help Maintain Buying Power of Fuel Assistance Benefits for Vermont Households
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Lower Fuel Costs Help Maintain Buying Power of Fuel Assistance Benefits for Vermont Households

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — AHS Secretary Hal Cohen and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz announced today that Vermont has been awarded approximately $18.4 million in federal funds for this year’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also known as Seasonal Fuel Assistance. These funds will help about 24,700 low-income Vermont households to heat their homes this winter by paying a portion of their home heating bills.

Households may be eligible for Fuel Assistance if their gross household incomes are equal to or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level, whether they own their homes or rent. The resources that they own (e.g., savings accounts, retirement accounts, and property) will not be counted

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