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Here’s how elderly Dawson County residents can get heating assistance this winter
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Dawson County residents 65 years or older can apply for assistance with their heating bills, thanks to an annual program by Ninth District Opportunity. 

Households in which every member is older than 65 or those medically homebound due to health reasons will be allowed to apply for heating bill assistance beginning on Nov. 2. One time payments will be made by check and issued to the home heating suppliers, according to a press release by Ninth District Opportunity.

Eligibility for this program is based on the income of all household members.

To receive assistance, applicants must present age verification for each person in the home, verification of all household income from the past 30 days, verification of Social Security numbers, verification of citizenship and the household’s most recent heating source and electric bill. 

All eligible applicants must schedule an appointment beginning on Nov. 2. Phone lines and the scheduling website will not be active until Nov. 2, so no appointments can be made until scheduling officially opens. No walk-ins will be taken, and appointments will be scheduled until all funds are exhausted. 

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (855) 636-3108 or by visiting

The program will be open to applications from the general public starting on Dec. 1. 

For more information, visit