Monday, October 12, 2009

Want Help Paying for Winter Heat? Apply NOW!

Addison County residents who want help with heat bills this winter need to apply for the help now. Richard Moffi is the fuel assistance program chief for the Vermont Department of Children and Families. He say people who apply for assistance after December first will lose benefits. Moffi says the LHEAP or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is seasonal and provides a heating fuel allowance that's paid directly to dealers for eligible families. Moffi's office sent out some 38 thousand applications to those eligible in the state. He says just over 28 thousand have been returned, asking for heating help this winter.