The Darien Social Service Department is now taking applications for the energy assistance program for 2011-2012.

Proof of income is required. This includes, but not limited to, Social Security, pension employment and interest income from any source. If you are employed, the department needs pay stubs from the past four weeks. Income guidelines must be met.

Proof of liquid assets is also required. Individuals, couples and families may have liquid assets up to $10,000 for home owners and $7,000 for renters and still remain eligible for the program.

For more information and an appointment call the Social Service Department in Town Hall at 203-656-7328.

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