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Program Description:

The Connecticut Department of Social Services offers the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program to provide heating assistance for Connecticut residents by helping to offset the winter heating costs of eligible households. The goal is to ensure that eligible Connecticut residents do not have their health jeopardized by the inability to meet heating needs. On behalf of eligible households, the winter heating assistance pays for such heating sources as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal and wood. Homeowners and renters may apply.

The following are programs that are supported by the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The programs that fall under this umbrella are:

  • Contingency Heating Assistance Program
  • Crisis Assistance Program
  • Safety Net Services
  • Refugee Assistance Program


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Connecticut, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $21,660 if one person lives in the household; $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; $74,020 if eight people live in the household; and $81,500 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For referral to an application site, call Infoline at 211 or the Department of Social Services' winter heating assistance line at 800-842-1132.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, please visit our website at:


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