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Stay Warm: Assistance is Available

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Todd Keith

Vermonters living on fixed incomes may be eligible for help with the cost of staying warm this winter. 

Residents who own their home, pay for heating as part of their rent or live in subsidized public housing—where rent includes heating costs—may receive help if their annual income does not exceed $21,612 for an individual or $29,112 for a couple. 

“The state’s home heating assistance program provides valuable help, keeping Vermont residents from having to choose between buying groceries and medications or keeping their homes warm,” said Greg Marchildon, AARP state director. 

Assistance amounts vary from year to year. To request a paper application, call the Vermont Department for Children and Families at 800-479-6151, or apply online at

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