Cold? Winter heating bill help is available

Do you know any families or individuals who need financial help to off-set their winter heating bills? TEAM is the place to apply for assistance.

Households 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.

“This winter's freeze is in full force and we want to help families who are financially struggling to pay their heating bills,” said Ellen McAuliffe, TEAM manager of energy assistance.

Who's eligible

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 can apply for energy assistance from TEAM.

To schedule an appointment with TEAM Energy Assistance, call 203-736-5420 ext. 3, in Milford, 203-783-3253; Woodbridge, 203-389-3429; and Orange, 203-891-4787.