The federal government has set aside $90 million more for New Yorkers to heat their homes this winter.
Governor Kathy Hochul Tuesday the money will be distributed through the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program. The Governor said, depending on the type of fuel you use, the emergency benefit will increase from 32-42% per household.
In a news release, Hochul said “this significant increase in available emergency home heating aid represents a lifeline for tens of thousands of families. It will help them heat their homes, prevent overdue bills from piling up, and avoid the incredible stress and anxiety that can overwhelm anyone facing a heating emergency.”
The expanded benefits come in the wake of increasing fuel prices. According to one report, the average price for home heating oil in the US this winter will be $3.39 per gallon, up from $2.55 last winter. The application window for the HEAP benefits opens Monday. Click here to apply.
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