If you live in New York and need help paying for your energy and heating bills, there is a way you can get up to $976 dollars in assistance.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Sunday that applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, open on Sunday.
Low and middle income households can receive up to $976 to cover the cost of their heating bills.
“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, according to My Twin Tiers.
“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.”
There are other benefits besides regular heating energy assistance
There is the regular benefit worth up to $976, then an emergency benefit for those that could run out of heating fuel.
It is also for those at risk of having their utility services completely turned off.
If you want to apply for emergency help, those applications will open January 3, 2023.
You may apply by phone or at your local service department. In New York City you can download the application.
For residents outside of the city, they can apply online.
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