(Home Energy Assistance Target)
This season households are eligible to receive a heating and cooling benefit. Households can apply for the heating benefit Nov 1st – March 31st then starting April they will be eligible for a cooling benefit from
April 1st until September 30th.
The HEAT Program is now taking applications throughout the year. The HEAT Program provides utility assistance for families whose income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you would like to apply for the HEAT, you can apply online, mail in, or by appointment. To be seen in the office please call 435-722-5218. Mail in applications and the online application link can be found at : https://jobs.utah.gov/housing/scso/seal/heat.html
Vernal HEAT Office
374 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078
Mailing: PO Box 882
Vernal, Utah 84078
We are located on the main floor of the Vernal City Municipal center in the old District Court clerks offices.
Our new benefit season has started anew!
Starting April 1st individuals may call to start setting up appointments for the Cooling benefit season.
We can now help with water bills, but restrictions apply.
(The water vendor must have a signed contract with the State of Utah)
Eligibility Requirements for HEAT Assistance:
State HEAT website
The following list is what the clients will need to bring when they come for their appointment:
Picture Identification, one of the following for each adult over the age of 18: Passport, Current Driver’s License, State ID, US Citizenship & Immigration, Permanent Resident papers
Social Security cards for everyone living in the household at the time of application
A copy of the most recent and active utility bills from each utility supplier (gas/propane/wood/oil/coal/electric) If applying for water then a copy of your water bill.
Proof of ALL income received by all household members in the month prior to the appointment, or in the month prior to the date the application is mailed or is completed by an outreach worker. Income is considered to be the following: Wages, Self Employment, Unemployment, Workman’s Compensation, Child Support, Alimony, Rental Income, Oil & Gas payments, etc.
Proof of medical expenses paid in the month prior to the month of the appointment. We will need the receipt and bill for verification.
Proof of any child support and/or alimony paid in the month prior to the month of the appointment
Proof of disability
If there is missing information after the initial appointment, the client will have 10 days to return the requested verification. The HEAT worker does have 45 days from the date of the appointment to complete the work on the application. The Department of Workforce Services will issue a letter giving the client the dollar amount of the HEAT benefit to go to the utility companies. The application may be denied if the client does not return all requested verification or falsified their information.
Three other discount programs offered in conjunction with HEAT are for Moon Lake Electric, Dominion Energy and Rocky Mountain Power customers.
Moon Lake customers are required to apply at least 25% of their benefit to the electric account to receive the $100 Residential Energy Assistance. The client will need to take the letter from the State of Utah Department of WorkForce Services to their local office.
Dominion customers will automatically receive $107 Energy Assistance payment applied to their account when they become eligible for a HEAT benefit.
Rocky Mountain Power has HELP (Home Energy Lifeline Program) which automatically gives the customer up to $13.95 a month (and annual amount of $167.40) credit for a year when they are eligible for the HEAT Program.