CT Heating Assistance Available To May 1
Connecticut Residents the Deadline to Apply for Home Heating Assistance is May 1
Those Seeking Assistance Should Call 2-1-1 or visit www.ct.gov/staywarm
If need help paying their home heating bills for the 2017/2018 winter season that there is still time to apply for assistance under the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The general deadline for applications is May 1, 2018, however eligible households that are subject to a shut-off notice by a utility for heating bills have an extended deadline of May 15.
Those seeking assistance under the program should call 2-1-1 or visitwww.ct.gov/staywarm for guidance about the program and application sites.
Home heating assistance is a lifeline for many low-income families in Connecticut,
In addition, residents who are heating with deliverable fuels (oil, kerosene or propane) will now have until April 3 to request an authorization for delivery – extended from the original date of March 15. If a household heating with deliverable fuels becomes eligible for the program after April 3, retroactive payment or credit for fuel deliveries over the winter may be possible.
Home heating benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60 percent of the state median income (currently $34,366 for a single person and $66,089 for a household of four). A liquid asset eligibility check also applies. Payments are issued directly to fuel vendors and utility companies on behalf of eligible households.