Fuel Assistance

Fuel Assistance Eligibility

Am I eligible for Fuel Assistance?

Eligibility is based on gross income, household size, and vulnerability to heating costs. Fuel Assistance can assist with any primary heat type: oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, wood or coal.

Also, if you are living in nonsubsidized housing and your heat is included in your rent, fuel assistance can reimburse you for a portion of your rent.

If you are renting an apartment that is subsidized and the cost of heat is included in your rent, you may not be eligible for the fuel assistance program; however, you may wish to apply to be enrolled in a Massachusetts utility discount program strictly based on income. In Massachusetts, the eligible income guidelines extend to households with incomes up to 60% of the State median income.

Family of 1 $35,510
Family of 2 $46,437
Family of 3 $57,363
Family of 4 $68,289
Family of 5 $79,215
Family of 6 $90,141
Family of 7 $92,190
Family of 8 $94,239