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Financial Assistance for Heating Payments

Worried About Paying Your Heating Bill? There’s Help!

help paying billsTruth be told, 2022 has been tough on countless South Shore families. After more than two years of pandemic-related hardships and supply chain shortages, energy prices have soared nearly across the board. This all adds up to higher prices on all energy: heating oil, propane, natural gas, and electricity included. And this is on top of inflation reaching 40-year heights as of this summer season.

It’s why many folks in Massachusetts and nationwide are concerned about the impending winter around the corner. At Frank Lamparelli Oil, we understand how worrisome this situation can be. That’s why we encourage as many of our customers as possible to enroll in our FREE monthly budget payment plan. It stabilizes your fuel billing and helps you better budget your winter heating bills. August is the last month to enroll with your first payment being due in August, so don’t wait to get more information!

However, we’re also aware that some customers may need more assistance, and we want to make sure you know about some fuel payment programs that may be available to you.

It’s crucial that you begin researching and applying for programs before temperatures drop, to ensure you’re ready for the start of the heating season.

Massachusetts Home Energy Assistance Programs

If you go to this link here, you can receive information and guidance on state and federal programs that can help you heat your home in the winter. These assistance programs include:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – This is often simply called Fuel Assistance. Eligible participants in LIHEAP receive subsidies for a portion of winter heating bills.
  • Heating System Repair & Replacement Program (HEARTWAP) – This program provides emergency heating system repair and replacement services.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this program can provide home energy conservation services, which will help you to heat your home with less fuel.

Fuel Payment Assistance Options in Your Local Community

Many local private and public organizations have resources to help you meet your home expenses. These groups can offer fuel payment assistance, weatherization, and rental assistance, too.

You can get a complete listing of available resources on this page. Just enter your county, and you’ll receive contact information for organizations that can help.

Finally, if you’re worried about your upcoming winter bills, don’t hesitate to contact us at Frank Lamparelli. We can often work out a solution for our customers—especially if you get in touch with us early.