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Byline: Maria Lockwood
Oct. 17--This year, the state's fuel assistance program is being handled directly through the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services, not Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency. Applicants may apply for the one-time heating/electric assistance benefit by mail, over the phone or at an appointment with an economic support worker.
Applicants must meet income guidelines. For example, a family of four must make $2,650 a month or less to be eligible.
Last year, more than 2,000 people received fuel assistance in Douglas County. The funds are paid out directly to the utility vendor in the form of a one-time cash …