ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New Yorkers who need help paying their heating bills will be receiving help.
The state announced that New Yorkers can begin applying for home heating assistance beginning Tuesday.
“We remain committed to ensuring our most vulnerable New Yorkers have access to assistance and programs that will help address rising costs for heating their homes this winter,” Governor Hochul said. “The Home Energy Assistance Program is a vital lifeline for countless New York families, and I encourage all who are eligible to apply for these benefits which will provide much needed financial relief.”
The Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP, can provide up to 976 dollars this winter to help low- and middle-income households and senior citizens.
According to the governor’s office, the program, overseen by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, is federally funded.
Eligible households can receive one Regular benefit per season and could also be eligible for an Emergency benefit if they are in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off. Applications for emergency benefits will be accepted beginning January 3, 2023.
To apply, click here.
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