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LIHEAP Connecticut

LIHEAP in Connecticut

The Connecticut LIHEAP program supplies heating and crisis support for low-income families between the months of November and March. Heating applications are accepted during this time, but crisis applications may be accepted throughout the year depending on program funding and eligibility. LIHEAP works with local utility companies who accept payment from the program and credit that payment to the appropriate accounts. Utility companies in Connecticut working with LIHEAP include:

  • Citizens Energy
  • Connecticut Light & Power
  • Connecticut Natural Gas
  • Southern Connecticut Company
  • United Illuminating Company
  • Yankee Gas

Connecticut LIHEAP Assistance

Connecticut LIHEAP assistance helped more than 170,000 households in 2011. The minimum benefit credited is $605 with a maximum benefit of $840. Residents work with the Connecticut Department of Social Services or community action agencies working with the Department of Social Services to process and approve applications. You can contact the Connecticut Department of Social Services at 1-800-842-1132 for more information on LIHEAP.

In addition to LIHEAP, there are other local community organizations supporting low-income families during times of need. Some of the programs are run through your utility company, so make sure to call your utility company for more information on in-house programs for which you may qualify.

LIHEAP Application & How to Apply

Applying for Connecticut LIHEAP is simple. Contact the Connecticut Department of Social Services at 1-800-842-1132, local community action agencies or your utility company to learn more about the application process. There are two income levels accepted in the Connecticut LIHEAP program. Typical residents must earn at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Seniors and disabled residents must earn at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

When applying for LIHEAP in Connecticut you will need to prove your income with approved documentation and prove family size with social security cards or birth certificates. The application process may take more than 30 days from the time your application is submitted until the application is approved.

LIHEAP Eligibility – Am I Eligible?

The income guidelines for Connecticut LIHEAP are split. Residents can earn up to 150% of the federal poverty guidelines while seniors and disabled residents can earn up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Normal Connecticut LIHEAP Income Guidelines

Family Size

150% of Poverty

1

$16,335

2

$22,065

3

$27,795

4

$33,525

5

$39,255

6

$44,985

7

$50,715

8

$56,445

If your family size is larger than eight you need to add $5,730 for each additional family member.

Senior and Disabled Connecticut LIHEAP Guidelines

Family Size

200% of Poverty

1

$21,780

2

$29,420

3

$37,060

4

$44,700

5

$52,340

6

$59,980

7

$67,620

8

$75,260

If there are more than eight members of your family, add $7,640 for each additional family member.

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