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HEAP applications start Tuesday

Nov 12, 2018 2:00 pm
The Daily Freeman is reporting more than $372 million in home energy assistance is available to help older adults and low- and middle-income residents heat their homes this winter. Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted by local departments of social services beginning on Tue., Nov. 13. A household can receive a one-time regular HEAP benefit of up to $726 if they are eligible. Eligibility is based on income, household size and how the home is heated. A family of four can have a household income of up to $55,178 a year, or nearly $4,600 a month, and still qualify for help. Applications are accepted at local departments of social services and online at myBenefits.ny.gov. Beginning January 2, households that have already received assistance may qualify for a one-time emergency HEAP benefit. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.