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The temperatures have turned frigid in the last week and there appears to be no letup in sight to what has already been an exceptionally cold winter.
As such, many in town may need help paying their energy bills.
The Cheshire Human Services Department is taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance program. The Energy Assistance program provides financial assistance to income-eligible households in paying for a portion of their heating cost during the winter months.
Program eligibility is based on income, liquid assets and family size. Applicants must provide documentation of current income and assets of all household family members over the age of 18 in order to apply for assistance. Documentation of assets include most recent checking, savings, credit union statements, stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, etc. Applicant must provide current primary heating source bill. All heat sources are considered, including oil, propane, electricity, gas and wood. Renters who have their heat included in their rent must provide rent receipts and copy of lease. Please arrive at appointment with all necessary documentation.
Applications will be taken by appointment only. Contact Cheshire Human Services at (203) 271-6690.