ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR 20/21 FALL&WINTER SEASON

Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program are being taken at the New
London office of TVCCA beginning August 3rd. This year, due to the COVID pandemic,
phone applications will be processed by TVCCA due to the COVID pandemic. In order to
set up a phone appointment with a TVCCA caseworker, you will need to call 860-425-6681. Once the phone
interview is over, TVCCA will mail you the application to sign and a request for copies of the document they will
need to verify your case. This can either be mailed to TVCCA or brought to their secure drop box at their New
London office.
The Senior Center will assist the Senior and Disabled population of East Lyme with their applications. Please call
the Senior Center at 860-739-5859 for instructions on how your application will be processed. For residents who
reside in Twin Haven and the AHEPA housing complexes, letters will be sent to you with your instructions.
To be eligible:
1. In a one-person household, income can be NO greater than $36,645. In a two-person household, income can
be NO greater than $49,228.
2. If you are a renter, the first $12,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added
to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.
3. If you are a homeowner, the first $15,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when
added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.
The following information is required:
1. Proof of income sources: copy of most recent monthly (quarterly, annual) check or copy of an award letter or
copy of most recent bank statement showing the direct deposit. If you are employed you must provide a copy
of your four most recent consecutive pay stubs.
2. Dividends, annuities or interest income (has to be more than $10/month). Copy of a statement for the most
recently completed period.
3. Proof of what you pay for rent. In addition, the name, address and telephone number of your landlord is
required. If you are a homeowner and pay a mortgage, you must provide proof of your mortgage payment.
4. If you have a checking and/or savings account, you must bring in the most recent ENTIRE statement.
5. If natural gas or electricity heats the household, bring in the most recent ENTIRE statement.
Please remember all members of the household who receive income must report their income.