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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 680. Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Liheap)
4/2/2020

22VAC40-680-50. Eligibility Criteria; Benefits.

Part III
Crisis Assistance

A. The purpose of the crisis assistance component is to assist households with energy-related emergencies. This component is intended to help the household meet energy emergencies that cannot be met by other resources.

B. In order to be eligible for crisis assistance, a household shall meet the following criteria:

1. All of the fuel assistance criteria as set forth in 22VAC40-680-20;

2. Have an energy-related emergency as defined in 22VAC40-680-10;

3. Applicant or community resources cannot meet the emergency;

4. Did not receive crisis assistance maximum benefit during the current year.

C. The State Board of Social Services shall set benefit amounts for each type of assistance offered based on the availability of federal block grant funding. The following forms of assistance shall be provided:

1. A one-time only payment for a security deposit for the primary fuel type;

2. Providing space heaters;

3. Providing emergency shelter;

4. Purchase of primary fuel;

5. Repair of inoperable or unsafe heating equipment including necessary maintenance cost of heating equipment and the purchase of supplemental equipment; and

6. Purchase of heating equipment.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-08-01 § 3.1, eff. October 1, 1985; amended, Volume 02, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1986; Volume 03, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1987; Volume 04, Issue 14, eff. June 1, 1988; Volume 04, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 23, eff. October 15, 1989; Volume 06, Issue 02, eff. November 22, 1989; Volume 06, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 02, eff. November 20, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 02, eff. November 16, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 02, eff. November 13, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 04, eff. December 10, 1997.

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