Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013

Cherokee Senior Citizens Fuel Program taking applications

Cherokee Senior Citizens Program will begin taking fuel application on Monday, Sept 16. If you heat with electric, please bring your power bill.

Senior Citizens Fuel Assistance Guidelines

  1. Must be 59½
  2. Must be an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
  3. Must live in the five (5) counties service area: Swain, Jackson, Cherokee, Graham and Haywood.
  4. The residence where the fuel is to be delivered must be the primary residence of the senior citizen.
  5. Only (1) one service per residence.
  6. Only (1) one type of fuel residence.
  7. All seniors must reapply every year.
  8. Must apply for the primary heat source only.
  9. Applications will start being taken on September . A notice will be put in the local paper.
  10. Heating season is from Oct. 1 to May 31.
  11. Gas must be the primary heating source to receive a gas tank purchase.
  12. A onetime purchase of a 320 gallon tank or purchase of the tank that is currently being used at the residence.
  13. Only one gas tank per household. If clients already owns a tank purchased with tribal funds such as, HIP Program, Senior Citizens Program, Qualla Housing or any other program they will not receive another.
  14. If a gas tank is purchased then the primary heat cannot be changed for (5) five years.
  15. The client assumes all responsibility for the tank.
  16. All accounts must have a zero balance before any new funding will be applied for the new heating season.
  17. It is the client’s responsibility to pay for any fuel that is delivered over the approved budgeted amount.

Info: 554-6860

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