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New York HEAP Program - Home Energy Assistance ProgramLow Income
Receive a $500 cash incentive if your household income is less than or equal to these guidelines.
HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) that provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay for their home heating costs.
It is structured in such a way that higher benefits are provided to those households that:
To be eligible, a household must meet income guidelines; currently 60% of the State Median Income or below, and either pay directly for heating costs or pay rent that includes heating costs. Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens.
Furnace Repair or ReplacementThe Furnace Repair and Replacement Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program is available to help eligible low-income home owners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home's primary heating source functional.
Furnace benefits amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to replace or repair the applicants’ furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment necessary to keep the home's primary heating source operational.
To receive a benefit, an application must be made in person at the local department of social services and the applicant must receive a determination from the local department of social services that the applicant has met all established eligibility criteria, including established income and resource requirements. Benefits are paid directly to vendors after completion of all work for previously approved applications only.