Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a
federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the
cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit
for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
benefits assist households that pay a high proportion of
household income for energy. The Regular Benefit Component of the
2015-16 HEAP season will open November 16, 2015. PLEASE NOTE no
applications will be given out prior to the opening date.
HOW AND WHERE TO
someone in the household receives SNAP and/or Temporary Assistance,
the HEAP benefit may be issued automatically. If so, a notice will
be sent to the recipient explaining the amount of the benefit.
Benefit Component of the 2015-16 HEAP season opens January 4thand
assists qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or
heat related energy emergency and do not have resources above the
Please note that
the Emergency Benefit is in addition to the regular benefit and:
If you have one
of the emergency situations listed below, contact the department of
social services office. If the Department of Social Services is
closed and you have an urgent energy emergency, please call the
Chenango County Sheriff's Office at (607)337-2000, and request to
have the on-call caseworker contact you.
A power or
natural gas shutoff
Less than ¼
tank of oil, kerosene or propane.
Less than a
10 day supply of wood and coal.