Eligibility Criteria and Application
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance.
Please download the Application for Assistance, complete it, and mail with a copy of proof of income (social security, wages, pension, IRAs, CDs) and latest savings account statement to REAS Foundation, Charlton Chapter, PO Box 793, Charlton, MA 01507. If you have questions, please call Elaine at 508-434-4402.
||You must be at least 60 years old
|Household Income||For all adult residents at address add gross income, including other
energy assistance received; subtract unusual expenses such as large medical bills, home or car repairs. The net number should be
less than or equal to the 300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, which equates to $32,490 annually for one individual, and $43,710 for
|Year-round Charlton resident
||You may not qualify if you do not live in town year-round.
|Eligibility for other assistance
||Amount received, if any, is added to your household income.
|Special circumstances that have impacted your ability to pay energy costs.
||Unusual expenses are subtracted from your total household income.
|Amount of liquid assets such as savings accounts, CDs, IRAs, etc.
||You may not be eligible if your total assets are in excess of the following:
- If age 60 - 64 and assets exceed $300,000
- If age 65 - 69 and assets exceed $250,000
- If age 70 - 74 and assets exceed $200,000
- If age 75 - 79 and assets exceed $150,000
- If age 80+ and assets exceed $100,000
|REAS Foundation Charlton
is a Chapter of
REAS Foundation Sturbridge