Deadline is next week to apply for home heating help

Families and individuals who have not obtained help to offset winter heating bills may apply up to May 1, for assistance from TEAM.

Eligible households may secure fuel deliveries and have their utility heating costs defrayed. For households whose heat is included in their rent, one-time financial assistance is available. Eligibility is determined by income, household size and liquid assets.

Applicants are eligible based on review of their total household income, such as job earnings, unemployment compensation, social security, pension, etc.; household size; and liquid assets, as shown through bank statements.

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, or in Milford, 203-783-3253; Woodbridge, 203-389-3429; Orange, 203-891-4787, and Bethany, 203-393-2100 ext. 124.