*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

Energy Assistance - Crisis Assistance Program

Overview

Benefits for Households qualifying for Crisis Heating Assistance: 

  • A one-time benefit of up to $710 in winter heating assistance for CEAP deliverable fuel heated households.

Subject to the availability of funds, the state will implement a Crisis Assistance Program to address the heating needs of service recipient households who have exhausted their CEAP Basic Benefits and are unable to secure primary heat. A one-time benefit in winter heating assistance for deliverable fuel heated households of up to $710  for eligible households with incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), and up to $350  for eligible households with incomes over 200% FPG to 60% State Median Income (SMI).

Crisis is defined in all cases as being unable to secure primary heat, causing a life-threatening situation during the program delivery period--defined as being without or within one week of being without primary heating fuel, such as having an oil or kerosene supply below either 70 gallons or one-quarter tank.