Home Heating Assistance
assistance is a program that helps people who have difficulty paying
the cost of heating their home. Through an intake and assessment
process, Energy Assistance staff determine how TEAM and its services
can best help lower energy costs. the primary goal of this program
is to keep households warm and safe during the winter months.
Connecticut Energy Assistance
Is designed to provide low income households in the towns of Ansonia,
Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Orange, Woodbridge,
Bethany and Milford with help in meeting their winter heating bills.
Through CEAP, eligible households may secure fuel deliveries and
have their utility heating costs defrayed. For households whose
heat is included in their rent, one-time financial assistance is
available. Eligibility is determined by income, household size and
Operation Fuel is a private, non-profit statewide program designed
to provide one-time emergency energy assistance to those households
who are in crisis and whose income is between 150% and 200% of the
Federal Poverty Guideline. On a limited basis, Operation Fuel will provide energy assistance to families whose incomes are higher than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. This program will require a liquid assets test; and an assesment of risk.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides comprehensive weatherproofing
to the households of eligible clients to make their homes more cost
effective, and reduce their heating costs. CEAP clients are eligible
for the Weatherization Program. This program is administered through
CAANH, Inc. New Haven.
- Eligibility is based on gross annual income,
household size and liquid assets.
- Families or individuals with a gross annual
income at or below 60 of the State Medium Income (SMI)
- Elderly 60 and over and disabled individuals
with a gross income at 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
To apply for assistance, applicants must
provide the following documentation:
- Names, Birth dates and Social Security numbers
for all household members
- If rent, Name, address and telephone number
- Copy of utility bill if household heats with
a utility (natural gas or electric) and the bill must be in the
name of a household member over the age of 18.
- If household heats with a deliverable fuel,
name of the fuel company
- Documentation of age or disability, if applicable
- Documentation of household income (wages, compensation,
social security, pension, unemployment, alimony, child support,
rental income, DSS cash assistance, or financial contributions
to household) for the four consecutive weeks prior to the date
of application for all household members
- Current rent receipt or copy of lease
- Current copy of mortgage statement
- Current complete copy of liquid asset statement
(i.e. bank, credit union, IRA, Stocks etc.)
All applicants must apply in person. An outreach
worker is available for the homebound elderly and/or physically
disabled. Appointments can be made by calling 736-5420.
Service Hours and Program
Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance
Program are accepted from August 15th to May 1.
Applications are taken by appointments. Contact
one of the following sites to make an appointment:
TEAM, Inc., 30 Elizabeth Street
8:30 to 4:30
Department of Human Services
150 Gulf Street,
Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road
Human Resources, 4 Meeting House Lane
30 Elizabeth Street,
Derby, CT 06418
DSS Energy Assistance Guidelines
EnergyOperation Fuel Inc.