**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

**DSS Field Offices and our staffed telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT or 1-855-626-6632) are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work.

**Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), except during system maintenance on Friday, 10/15/2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., during which ConneCT will experience a partial outage, Saturday, 10/16/2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., during which ConneCT will experience a complete outage, and Sunday, 10/17/2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., during which ConneCT will experience a partial outage.

Eligibility

Household Income Guidelines  

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program helps households pay for primary heating bills. If the household’s primary heating costs are included in your rent, you may also apply for assistance.

Benefits are available to households with incomes up to sixty percent of the state median income.

Household Size – includes homeowners and renters that pay separately for heat, and renters whose heat is included in the rent.

Household Size

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Annual Income

$39,027

$51,035

$63,044

$75,052

$87,060

$99,069

$101,320

$103,572

Note: Any household in which one household member is participating in one or more of the following programs is automatically considered income eligible for winter heating assistance benefits but must meet all other eligibility requirements to receive benefits: Temporary Family Assistance (TFA), State Supplement to the Aged, Blind and Disabled, Refugee Cash Assistance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

CEAP Important Dates

November 1, 2021

First day for fuel deliveries that can be paid by the program.

May 2, 2022

Deadline for fuel authorizations for deliveries.

May 31, 2022

The last day that a household can apply to establish its eligibility for benefits.

June 15, 2022

Last day to submit deliverable fuel bills.