Applications Accepted Soon for CT Energy Assistance Program

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The Darien Human Services Department will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Sept. 14 for households who heat with oil and on Tuesday, Oc 13 for households who heat with electricity, gas, or propane.

— an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

Residents must meet the following income restrictions:

Maximum Household Income

CT Energy Assistance Program table 2020

Proof of income is required, including:

· Social Security benefits

· Pensions or annuities

· Dividend and interest income

· Employment income

· Child support and/or alimony payments

· Unemployment, workman’s comp. or disability payments

Proof of liquid assets is also required:

· Checking and/or Savings accounts

· Stocks, Bonds, CDs and IRAs

Individuals, couples, and families may have liquid assets up to $15,000 for home owners and $12,000 for renters and still be eligible. Applications must be filed by 3/18/21 for households with oil or gas heat and 5/6/21 for households with electric heat.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not taking applications in the office. We will be scheduling phone appointments with one of our social workers. Please contact Darien Human Services at 203-656-7328 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. The office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 5:15pm.

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