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Virginia Administrative Code
5/10/2021

Part III. Crisis Assistance

22VAC40-680-50. Eligibility criteria; benefits.

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, Virginia Register Volume 2, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1986; Volume 3, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1987; Volume 4, Issue 14, eff. June 1, 1988; Volume 4, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 23, eff. October 15, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 22, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 2, eff. November 20, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 2, eff. November 16, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 2, eff. November 13, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 4, eff. December 10, 1997.

22VAC40-680-60. Application period.

The application period for crisis assistance shall begin not earlier than September 1 and shall end not later than March 31 each year unless funds are depleted earlier. The Board of Social Services shall set specific dates within that period for the acceptance of crisis assistance applications.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-08-01 § 3.2, eff. October 1, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 2, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1986; Volume 3, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1987; Volume 4, Issue 14, eff. June 1, 1988; Volume 4, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 23, eff. October 15, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 22, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 2, eff. November 20, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 2, eff. November 16, 1994.

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