Payment Assistance & Programs for Low-Income Consumers
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This section provides information regarding government and private agencies that may provide payment assistance to consumers.
The Vermont Lifeline Telephone Service Credit Program reduces telephone service cost for eligible consumers. (Please note: The Link-Up Program that reduces phone service installation charges is no longer available.)
Vermont offers consumers with disabilities several programs to help stay connected to the telephone system. Please see the Programs for Consumers with Disabilities page for more information.
There are several fuel-group organizations that help their members save money by jointly purchasing heating fuel at discounted rates negotiated with commercial fuel dealers. These include (but are not necessarily limited to): Energy Co-op of Vermont; Ruth Clark Fuel Group; and VHeat Fuel Buying Program (through the Vermont State Employees Credit Union).