GREENWICH, Conn. - Residents are reminded that they may be able to receive help with energy bills if they are facing hardship, particularly in these difficult economic times, the Greenwich Department of Social Services said.
The State of Connecticut has several energy programs that assist in ensuring the safety of residents. The Energy Assistance Program runs through May 1.
The Town of Greenwich also offers some assistance to Greenwich residents. Income guidelines for most programs are 60 percent of the state median income or lower. Residents are encouraged to apply. Eligible households are able to apply for the following programs:
- CT Energy Assistance Program - Energy assistance paid directly to heating vendors, or cash payment when heat is included in the rent.
- Winter Protection Program - Utility service cannot be disconnected from hardship customers for nonpayment from Nov. 1 through May 1.
For information regarding the energy programs, call the Greenwich Department of Social Services at 203-622-3800.
Eligible residents meet with a caseworker who determines the best program for them based on program criteria. The caseworker will also assist with the application process.
Here are the income guidelines for the programs:
- For a family size of 1 - $32,190.08
- For a family size of 2 - $42,094.72
- For a family size of 3 - $51,999.36
- For a family size of 4 - $61,904.00
- For a family size of 5 - $71,808.64