Friday, December 26, 2008

More Eligible for HEAP

A one-time federal grant has allowed New York State to broaden eligibility for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), to serve more people in need. For more info, read the press release:

As Winter Officially Begins, Governor Paterson Announces An Expansion Of Emergency Heap Eligibility Guidelines To Help Heat More Homes This Winter
Beginning January 1, a family of four earning as much as $56,635 could be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits; an additional $100 supplemental benefit to be issued to current HEAP recipients.
The HEAP program includes three components available to New Yorkers:
  • Regular Benefit - annual supplement for home heating costs
  • Emergency Benefit (Second Emergency Benefit available)
  • Furnace Repair or Replacement - to keep primary heating source functional

Click here to learn about HEAP and how to apply (HEAP website).