Social Services

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Director: Sandra Yost

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

Telephone: 860-844-5351

The focus of the Social Service 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 please call the office.

COVID-19 Related Hardship

Various assistance programs have been implemented to assist citizens affected by the pandemic. Should you have a need, contact the office for a screening and assistance with applying.

Granby Local Assistance Program

Granby residents facing financial hardship may access funds once within 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 July 1 through Oct. 1, 2020. Maximum income guidelines are: $37,000 for a single individual; $45,100 for a married couple. Applicant must have turned 65 years of age by the end of 2019. 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):

• Must have rented in Granby, Conn. during 2019 and currently reside in Connecticut

• Provide proof of rent paid in 2019 (rent receipts from landlord or cancelled checks)

• Provide proof of actual bills paid in 2019 for electricity, gas, water and fuel

• Bring in proof of income: for example, Form SSA 1099, pensions, etc.

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.