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.

HOUSEHOLD SIZE GROSS ANNUAL INCOME 4 WEEK GROSS ANNUAL INCOME
Family of 1 $40,951 $3,150
Family of 2 $53,551 $4,119
Family of 3 $66,151 $5,088
Family of 4 $78,751 $6,057
Family of 5 $91,351 $7,027
Family of 6 $103,951 $7,996
Family of 7 $106,314 $8,178
Family of 8 $108,676 $8,359