Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Energy Assistance Program - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 680]
Eliminate Resource Limit
Action 345
General Information
Action Summary The goal of LIHEA is to assist low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. Federal law does not impose a resource limit. The Energy Assistance Program is a short-term seasonal program with limited administrative funds. The current regulation denies benefits to applicants with resources exceeding levels set by the current Virginia program. The proposed regulation will eliminate the resource limit and thus reduce the need for time-consuming verification of resources and ease applicant access to benefits
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
467 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/18/2000.
992 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/20/2000.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Charlene H, Chapman  / Human Services Program Manager
Address: 730 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-1751    FAX: (804)225-2196