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Window to apply for cooling assistance closes Monday

Apply through the Virginia Department of Social Services
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Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 2:13 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Monday, August 16, is the last day for Virginia residents to apply for cooling assistance through the Virginia Department of Social Services.

In order to qualify for this assistance, a household must have a child younger than 6, a person living with a disability or an adult age 60 or older living in the home. A one-person household also must earn less than $1,610 a month to qualify. For a family of four, they must earn less than $3,313 a month.

There are multiple types of assistance available, including:

  • Payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment
  • Repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump
  • Purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans
  • Purchase and installation of a window unit air conditioner

Anyone in need of assistance can apply online through CommonHelp, by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at 1-855-635-4370 or through their local department of social services.

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