Application period opens for CT Energy Assistance Program

The application period is open today for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program that helps eligible residents with the cost of heating their homes for the winter.
State officials say basic benefits toward heating bills are around $400 for the season, but can be higher depending on the household's income and number of family members.
Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which is around $76,000 for a family of four.
The benefits are usually paid directly to the utility company or fuel supplier.
Households that heat with deliverable fuels such as oil or propane may be eligible for multiple free tank fills.
There are several ways to apply: Online using the state website, over the phone by contacting your local community action agency, in-person at your local community action agency or by mail.
The application period for the 2022-2023 winter season runs from Sept. 1 to May 31.