HEAP 2016-2017

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When saving, budgeting and energy conservation are not enough, the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) may help those who qualify.  The HEAP season opens November 14, 2016 and is scheduled to close March 15th, 2017 or when funds are exhausted.

There are several ways you can apply for HEAP. You can apply online at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. If applying on paper the following agencies can help:

  • Broome County Office for Aging accepts applications for regular HEAP for homeowners and renters who are 60 or over and for those who are disabled receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD).  If qualified, the regular HEAP benefit is credited to a utility account or directly to a household with heat included in rent. Call OFA HEAP line at 778-2063 to request an application.
  • Department of Social Services accepts applications for homeowners and renters under age 60 and not disabled. You can call DSS HEAP 778-2638 to request an application.

Families receiving Temporary Assistance (TA) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may receive HEAP automatically and do not apply at Office for Aging.  Households with a vulnerable person (over 60 years old, disabled or under 60 years old)   who received HEAP last year should have already received an early outreach application.  Call Office for Aging at 778-2411 if you have questions or would like to learn about other financial benefits.

2016-2017 HEAP Income Eligibility Guidelines (subject to change):

Household Size                 Monthly Income Limit               

1                                     $2,300


2                                     $3,007


3                                     $3,715


4                                     $4,423

09/25/2016 - 7:00am