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Application period closing soon

RICHMOND —  The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is currently accepting applications for fuel assistance at all local departments of social services and online through Nov. 13. According to a press release, to qualify for fuel assistance, the maximum gross monthly income for a one-person household must not exceed $1,307. For a household of four, the maximum gross monthly income is $2,665.

The Energy Assistance Program, funded by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program federal block grant, provides support to states to assist low-income households in meeting their home energy needs such as electricity, natural and liquid propane gas, oil, kerosene, coal and wood. Assistance may also be available for delivery and installation charges as well as connection or re-connection fees. Those interested can apply through their local department of social services office. To apply online or to check eligibility for services, visit the CommonHelp website at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov. Applications may also be submitted by telephone by contacting the Enterprise Customer Service Center, Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at (855) 635-4370.