DSS: Energy Assistance - Winter Heating Assistance Benefits

Energy Assistance - Winter Heating Assistance Benefits


 

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) benefits thousands of homeowners and renters throughout the state. Please check out the services explained on this website, as well as income and asset guidelines to see if you are eligible for CEAP.

 

A.   Basic benefits for homeowners and renters who pay separately for heat:  

A vulnerable household may receive more basic benefits than a non-vulnerable household. A vulnerable household may be eligible for up to $590 in basic winter heating benefits this winter, compared to $535 for a non-vulnerable household. Minimum basic benefit level is $240 for CEAP households.   

·      Up to $590 in winter heating assistance for ‘vulnerable’ households (Households which have one or more members who are elderly (age 60 or older), or who have a disability, or are under the age of 6.)

·      Up to $535 in winter heating assistance for non-vulnerable households (Households with no member who is elderly (age 60 or older), or has a disability, or is under the age of 6.)

A range of basic benefit levels are built into Connecticut's winter heating assistance program. Once a household applies and is determined eligible for the program, the level of benefits is determined. 

Please follow this link to go to income-eligibility chart for homeowners and renters who pay separately for heat. 
Please follow this link to go to an explanation of the eligibility level for liquid assets.

The exact level of basic benefits is determined by your household's income, the number of members, and whether there is a ‘vulnerable’ household member. Households with lower income levels are eligible for higher benefits.

 

B.   Benefits for renters whose heat is included in the rent:

·      From $100 to $140 in winter heating assistance

This level applies to households which do not make direct vendor payments for winter heating; in other words, renters whose heat is included in their rent, and who pay more than 30% of their gross income toward rent. Please follow this link to go to income-eligibility chart for renters whose heat is included in their rent and pay more than 30% of their gross income towards rent.

 

 

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