Who Is Eligible

***The application window for the 2023-2024 program season is now closed.  Please check back later this summer for next year's application.***


Your household may be eligible for CEAP if each of you can answer YES to the following questions. As a reminder, your household includes every person who lives in your home (including your children, spouse, grandparents, roommates, etc.):

  • Are you a Connecticut resident?
  • Do you or anyone in meet one of the following income guidelines?
    • If you or any person in your household receive any of the following benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Family Assistance (TFA / TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (State Supp), Refugee Cash Assistance, or
    • Your annual household income falls at or below the income levels in the table (i.e. 60% of the state’s median income)     

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  • Do you have a Social Security Number? Almost every applicant is required to provide a Social Security Number for each member of their household. To check if you meet one of the exceptions, click here.

Once you have reviewed the above questions, continue to "How to Apply" to get started.