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Saturday, August 24, 2013

TEAM in Derby offers heating bill assistance


DERBY - Families and individuals needing financial help to off-set their winter heating bills, now is the time to apply to TEAM for assistance. 
Households may qualify for assistance if they fall below these income levels: $32,190 for a household of one, $42,094 for a household of two, $51,999 for a three-person household and $61,904 for a four-person household.
“We know there are individuals and families who may not be aware of the heating assistance program,” said Ellen McAuliffe, TEAM Manager of Energy Assistance.
“We want to help those vulnerable families who financially struggle in this economy, to get through the upcoming winter months.”

Direct payments 
Applicants are eligible based on review of their total gross household income, such as job earnings, unemployment compensation, Social Security, pension, etc.; household size; and liquid assets, as shown through bank statements.
If an applicant is approved for assistance, TEAM will make direct payments to their home heating provider.
Both homeowners and renters who are residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge may apply for energy assistance from TEAM.
To schedule an appointment with TEAM Energy Assistance, call 203-736-5420 ext. 3 (phone line opened in August) or in Milford, 203-783-3253 (phone line starts 9/16); Woodbridge, 203-389-3429 (phone line starts 9/9);  and Orange, 203 891-4787 (phone line starts 10/1).


This is a press release from TEAM.

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