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      Virginians Eligible for Cooling Assistance

      If you need some help staying cool this summer, the state can help.Virginians can apply for cooling assistance through the Department of Social Services' Energy Assistance Program.{}{}{} Assistance is available to households with a child under the age of a six, a person with a disability, or an adult age 60 or older who meet the program's income and eligibility requirements.{}{}{} Help includes paying electric bills or paying for fans.{}{}{} You can apply from now until August 15th.{} For more info, click HERE.