*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov) without visiting a Field Office or calling our Benefits Center. Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents -- & much more!

*Check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app! Access your DSS account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss)

*Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6632).

*DSS Field Offices and staffed Benefits Center (also 1-855-626-6632) are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Wednesday). www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices

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

1

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.