Agency on Aging

Energy Assistance

The information below is shared from CT’s Official Government Website.

 “The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) helps Connecticut residents afford to heat their homes. Applications for CEAP typically take 30-45 minutes. Basic benefits towards your heating bill range between $180 to $530 depending on your income level, household size and whether there is a vulnerable member in the household. These benefits are usually paid directly to your utility company or fuel supplier. Households that heat with deliverable fuels like oil or propane may be eligible for additional fuel deliveries.

CEAP recipients may also be eligible for matching payment plans, protection from shut-offs, and replacement and/or repairs for heating equipment.
The program is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Social Services in partnership with local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) throughout the state.”

 Income limits to qualify for the program are:

            $41,553 per year, for a single person and

            $54,338 per year, for a couple.

 In addition to the initial benefits, you may be eligible for additional benefits called:

 Crisis Heating Assistance:

Subject to the availability of funds, beneficiaries who have exhausted their Basic Benefits and are still at imminent risk of losing heat, can receive an additional benefit of $410.

Applications are available through the Community Action Agencies. To find the agency that covers your town, email or call 860‑832‑9438.