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AVOID THE LINE – APPLY ONLINE! CommonHelp is Coming!!
Did you know that you can now apply for benefits and check the status of your benefits online? CommonHelp is a new service that allows you to do just that! Please visit the CommonHelp website for more information and step by step instructions at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access!
The EA Program assists low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy. It is comprised of four components:
When is Energy Assistance Available?
Applications are accepted at the local department of social services as follows:
Fuel Assistance The second Tuesday in October through the second Friday in November.
Crisis Assistance November 1 through March 15 for equipment related assistance, security
deposits and emergency shelter. First workday in January through March 15
assistance is available for primary heating fuel and payments for primary heating
Cooling Assistance June 15 through August 15.
General InformationOffice Location/Hours
Social Services Board
Applying for Benefits
Foster Care and Adoption
Children and FamiliesChild Care
Children and Families
Foster Care and AdoptionResource Families
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Foster to Adopt Program
Elderly and DisabledAuxiliary Grant Program
Financial AssistanceEnergy Assistance
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