Social Services in New Milford has announced Operation Fuel, a heating assistance non-profit, has increased its income eligibility guidelines.

Operation Fuel provides one-time emergency assistance for deliverable fuel or electric bills.

The state-wide program has made it possible for people with higher incomes to receive help.

For example, a household of four with before tax (gross) income up to $81,444 is eligible for up to $500 in assistance.

This could be in the form of oil or other deliverable fuel, or go toward the electric bill.

As a partner agency, Social Services helps all New Milford households under age 60 and the senior center helps those over 60 to apply.

The process is quick and easy.

For more information or an appointment, contact Social Services at 860-355-6079 and the senior center at 860-355-6075.