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The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

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Energy Assistance Program We will be taking appointments for Energy Assistance applications for those seniors 60 yrs and older who heat with DELIVERABLE FUEL (OIL, KEROSENE & PROPANE) starting October 2nd. The first day of appointments is Thursday, October 19th from 9-3pm.  Those residents under the age of 60 yrs old would apply at the Berlin Social Services Dept. 860-828-7007 at Town Hall. Annual Income guidelines (for households whose heat is not included in their rent) are:

One Person Household – Income cannot exceed $ 39,761

Two Person Household – Income cannot exceed $ 51,996

No Liquid Asset Test

Please call Victoria at 828-7006 with any questions you may have regarding eligibility requirements and documentation when scheduling your appointment. We will start taking applications for Electric and Gas customers starting late November.

- Bank statements needed to prove SSD/SSI/Social security benefits or child support.

- 1099 or Stub is required for Pension.

- Household will be required to document their income from either the previous thirty days or four consecutive weeks anytime in the last three months prior to the date of application.

AARP Tax Aide Program

The AARP Tax-Aide Program will be available this upcoming tax season at both the Berlin Senior Center and the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.  Appointments will be available Thursdays at the Senior Center and Tuesday afternoons at the Library.  Like last year, Taxpayers will need to pick-up and complete the intake booklet PRIOR to their scheduled appointment.  Booklets can be obtained from either the Senior Center or the Library.  A separate appointment will be required for each tax year to be completed. Please call  Berlin Senior Center: (860) 828-7006 to schedule an appointment. 

Renter’s Rebate

We will take applications for the Renter’s Rebate Program beginning May 22, 2023.  Renter’s Rebate is for Renters 65 year and older; 50 years + for surviving eligible spouse; or 18 years old with 100% permanent disability.  Must have 1 year residency.  Income eligibility is $49,100 and less for married couples and $40,300 and less for single individuals.  The program runs for through October 1, 2023.  Documentation needed for the application process includes income from 2022 (tax return or 1099), rent receipts from 2022, and utility payment history for gas, electric, and water for 2022. Please call 860-828-7059 to schedule an appointment or for more information

"Choices" Program

A trained "CHOICES" counselor is available in the Berlin Social Services Department. This program, sponsored by the State of Connecticut and the North Central Area Agency on Aging, provides information regarding Medicare choices (traditional fee-for-service vs. managed care options).

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), or Medicaid (Title XIX). Call the Social Worker for an appointment. This is to assist consumers with information about options and answer questions only.

About The Berlin Food Pantry

Berlin residents facing financial difficulty may receive an assortment of non-perishable food items from the food pantry once a month. There is a brief intake interview prior to your first visit to help us determine the extent of your need and to see that you are connected to any other programs and services that could help you. The food pantry is supported by donations from individuals and groups throughout the community. Donations for The Berlin Food Pantry can be made at The Berlin Senior Center.


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Tina Doyle
Tina Doyle,
Sr. Center Director
Berlin Senior Center
33 Colonial Dr
Berlin, CT 06037
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  • Phone: (860) 828-7006
  • Fax: (860) 828-7116
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240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860.828.7000

Town Office Hours:
M-W 8:30am - 4:30pm
Th 8:30am - 7:00pm
F 8:30am - 1:00pm

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240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Dispatch Phone: 860-828-7080
Emergency: 911

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