Vermont LIHEAP Application Information

The Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) program is an initiative by the state of Vermont that aims to supplement the heat and energy budgets of low-income Vermont households. This program supplements the heating, fuel and other utility bills of eligible members by debiting the members accounts with the various utility vendors. Since its introduction, the program has helped thousands of Vermont household, gain access to heating fuel and other essential utilities.

The Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) program helps the following groups of individuals meet their fuel and heating costs:

  • Individual who own or rent houses

  • Individuals who pay for energy as part of the rent

  • Live in public and subsidized housing where heating costs are part of the rent

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are mainly based on household income and do not depend on resources such as savings and property.

If you meet the specified basic eligibility requirements, you should go ahead and apply for the program. Application for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) program is an easy process that can be done online, by filling a paper application form, or in person at the local Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) office. Upon successfully completing the application process, you will start receiving the benefits of the program.


Eligibility Requirements


To qualify for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) program, applicants must meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are based on the income, residential status and participation in other social service programs.

Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP)-Income Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Vermont Seasonal Fuel Assistance (LI-HEAP) program must have an income that is less than 185% of the federal poverty level and more importantly should be within the specified income limits available on this link: www.dcf.vermont.gov/INCOME_GUIDELINES.pdf (Vermont LIHEAP Income Guidelines)

Vermont LIHEAP- Residential Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Vermont LIHEAP applicants must be residents of the state of Vermont and either US nationals or registered legal aliens.

Participation in Other Social Service Programs

Applicants participating in other social service programs such as SNAP, SSI and TANF are considered automatically eligible for the Vermont LIHEAP program. This is mainly attributed to the fact that these programs have similar income eligibility requirements with the Vermont LIHEAP.


LIHEAP Application Instructions

Applying for the Vermont LIHEAP program is a fairly easy and convenient process which can be done by filling an online application for, filling a paper application form, or applying in person by visiting the local Vermont LIHEAP offices.

Vermont LIHEAP-Online Applications

You can apply online for the Vermont LIHEAP program by following this link: www.dcf.vermont.gov/apply_for_benefits (Vermont LIHEAP Online Application Portal) before filling out this application, you should make sure that you collect all the necessary household information. The Vermont LIHEAP online application is preferred by many applicants due to its convenience.

Vermont LIHEAP-Paper Application

You can apply for the Vermont LIHEAP program by filling and submitting a paper application. All you need to do is to download the Vermont LIHEAP application form from this link: www.dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/fuel_app (Vermont LIHEAP Application form). Before filling the application form, you should make sure that you read all the instruction and collect the required information. You should then proceed to mail the application to the following address:

Send paper applications and supporting documents to:

DCF - Economic Services Division
Application and Document Processing Center
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676-150

Applying In Person

You can apply in person for the Vermont LIHEAP program by visiting your local Vermont LIHEAP office. Here you will fill and submit an application form to be evaluated and verified by a Vermont LIHEAP program representative. A list of the Vermont LIHEAP local offices and their respective contact information is available on this link: www.dcf.vermont.gov/district_offices (Vermont LIHEAP list of local offices).

Upon successful completion of the application process, you will start receiving the program benefits.