The focus of the Social Services Department is to coordinate existing federal, state, regional and local services, to increase community awareness of these services and to develop new programs to meet the needs of Granby residents. For more information about any of the following programs, contact Director Sandra Yost at
860-844-5351. Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Granby Local Assistance Program: Granby residents facing financial hardship may access funds once in a 12-month period. The gross household income cannot exceed 60 percent of State Median Income, unless extenuating circumstances can be documented.
Elderly (65+) or Disabled Renters Rebate: The Social Services office will take applications for the Renters Rebate program from April 1 through Oct. 1, 2019. Maximum income guidelines are $36,000 for single, $43,900 for married. Applicant must have turned 65 years of age by the end of 2018. Persons under 65 years of age who are receiving Social Security Disability are also eligible. Contact the Social Services office at 860-844-5350 for an appointment. If unsure that you would qualify, call the office and we can prescreen over the phone.
Renters Requirements (not comprehensive): 1) Must have rented in Granby during 2018 and currently reside in Connecticut; 2) Provide proof of rent paid in 2018, e.g. rent receipts from landlord or cancelled checks; 3) Provide proof of actual bills paid in 2018 for electricity, gas, water and fuel; 4) Provide proof of income, e.g. Form SSA 1099, pensions.
Prescription Discount Card: Presented by the Town of Granby, this card helps residents save money on prescription medications any time a prescription is not covered by insurance. There is no cost to participants and not all medications are covered.
CHOICES Counselor: By appointment on Wednesday, Sept. 18. CHOICES is a program provided by the State of Connecticut that presents information and assistance about Medicare. Counselors are trained in Medicare and are not affiliated with insurance companies. Call 860-844-5350 to make an appointment.