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Fuel assistance deadline is Nov. 13

The Virginia Department of Social Services is accepting applications for fuel assistance online and at all local departments of social services through next Friday, Nov. 13.

Applications may also be submitted by telephone by contacting the Enterprise Customer Service Center, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 855-635-4370.

Fuel assistance provides state support 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 to support delivery and installation charges as well as connection or reconnection fees. The program is funded by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program federal block grant.

To qualify for fuel assistance, the maximum gross monthly income for a one-person household must not exceed $1,383. For a household of four, the maximum gross monthly income is $2,839.

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