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Lowering Your Heating Bills
This month’s frigid temperatures can make heating your home quite expensive. Fortunately, there are many programs in place to help families lower their energy costs.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP) help offset the costs of winter heating and pay for weatherization. Operation Fuel also provides energy assistance to income-eligible residents.
If you would like more information—for yourself or a loved one—about these programs, please call my Capitol office during regular business hours or visit our Home Heating Assistance Web page.
Cold Weather Tips
2011 will be a winter to remember in Connecticut. In the past month, we have seen record-breaking snowfalls and temperatures well below zero with the wind chill.
Make sure you and your family are ready for the next snowstorm, and use these tips to stay safe and warm!
Where to Turn When Unemployed
Unemployment numbers are still high in Connecticut in the wake of the nationwide recession. It’s a tough situation for individuals and families across our state, but there are resources in place to help.
The United Way of Connecticut has produced a document entitled, “Where to Turn in Connecticut When You Become Unemployed” to assist people who are unemployed and looking for work. It contains information regarding unemployment insurance, medical benefits, legal assistance and help with job searches and money management.
Additionally, the Senate Democrats have this resource page available to help guide jobseekers in the right direction. Need help accessing an agency or program? Give me a call at 860-240-0475.