WATERBURY - The U.S. Congress recently approved an additional $10.8 million for Vermont's Home Heating Assistance Program. Households that already received a benefit this winter will get an additional benefit by the end of January - with no further action required on their part.
Clients do not have to reapply or contact DCF to request the additional benefit. It will be issued automatically.
"Starting in mid- to late-January, fuel assistance recipients can go to our benefits Web site (www.mybenefits.vt.gov) to find out about their additional benefits," said DCF Commissioner Steve Dale. "They can set up an account and access this information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, they can call (800) 479-6151 to use our automated phone system."