Eligibility criteria for assistance includes the following:
- Must be a resident of Virginia
- Must have a heating or cooling expense responsibility
- Must be either a United States citizen or an eligible immigrant
The Department of Social Services says household’s monthly gross income must be less than the maximum allowed for the number of people in the home as the following:
Each Additional Member
Households that have previously received crisis, fuel or cooling assistance from VDSS within the 12 months are not eligible to receive Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program benefits.
Social services said, however, those households may qualify for other heating assistance through VDSS’ normal fuel assistance application process, which begins Tuesday, October 13, and ends Friday, November 13.
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