The Fuel Assistance program for Scituate residents typically runs between November 1 and April 30 of each year. The South Shore Community Action Council in Plymouth is the processing agency for our area. Fuel Assistance is a program based on gross income and the income guidelines change annually. New applicants must be seen for an intake interview either in Plymouth or with the Outreach Worker at the Council on Aging for residents of all ages. (For homebound elders a home visit can be arranged by the Outreach Department). After the initial intake, subsequent years the applicant can mail verifications to the South Shore Community Action Council. Discounts for telephone and electric bills may also be offered automatically for customers on Fuel Assistance.