Energy Assistance Programs

Low-income households may receive assistance with their heating needs through Fuel Assistance and Crisis Assistance Programs.
Please note that you can apply for this benefit program online at www.CommonHelp.virginia.gov.  Once you have applied online you will be able to check the status of our benefits, renew your application online and make changes to your benefits! 

Agency Email Address: local009@dss.virginia.gov

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Lavone M. Smoot, Benefit Programs Specialist IV
Social Services
224 Second St
P.O. Box 414, Amherst, VA 24521
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  • Phone: (434) 946-9330 x 9525
  • Fax: (434) 946-9319
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    Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Wed - Protected, workers do not see clients, Fri 8:30am-11:30am.