September 22 2016
Fuel Assistance Available for Low-Income Families and Individuals Starting Nov. 1
Residents who think they may need help paying for heat this winter will soon be able to apply for fuel assistance.
The Town of Burlington Satellite Office for Community Teamwork is once again taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications can be accepted started on November 1.
LIHEAP is a government program that helps low- income families and individuals pay their heating bills during the winter. Fuel assistance is for low-income tenants and homeowners, and eligibility is based on the household's gross annual income. Renters may also receive fuel assistance even if their heat is included in the rent, a release on the program states.
The amount of fuel assistance received depends on income, housing status, and heating costs. Recipients of State Fuel Assistance are also eligible for discounted rates on their electric and gas utility bills. Additionally, residents may be eligible for weatherization services, heating system repairs, and Citizens Energy heat assistance programs.
Fuel assistance payments for actual usage or fuel delivery are made directly to the heating vendor for primary energy needs from November 1st to April 30th, except when cost of heating is included in the rent.
Those interested in applying can do so, starting on November 1, by making an appointment by calling (781) 238-4608 or online at https://burlingtonfuelassistance.youcanbook.me.