Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 2016-2017 Opening Dates and Information   

(Liberty, NY) - The Heating Equipment Repair/Replacement benefit of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) opens today, November 7, 2016. If your home’s heating equipment needs repair or replacement please contact the Department of Family Services at 845-807-0142 to schedule a review of your situation and file an application, if needed.

The Department is pleased to announce the opening of the regular HEAP benefit for its 2016-17 heating season on Monday, November 14, 2016.

This year’s program has been revised, updated and expanded considerably and will provide enhanced and expedited service to applicants. The Department now has five community partners (see attached list), called Alternate Certifiers. We recommend that applicants choose an Alternate Certifier close to them or one they already know and contact them for an appointment or see them as a walk-in.

The monthly income eligibility is up to $2,300 for a household of 1 and increased by $707 for each additional member. The base benefit ranges from $350 for natural gas or electric to $575 for oil, kerosene or propane. A $525 benefit is available for wood, pellets, coal or corn.

The emergency HEAP portion of the program will open effective January 3, 2017 with one time emergency benefits similar to the regular base benefit.

Applicants may learn more by going online to: www.mybenefits.ny.gov. At this site an applicant may also file their own application which will result in it being automatically generated to the Department of Family Services when submitted via the website link. All required documents can be submitted via email at: heap@co.sullivan.ny.us or via fax at: 845-292-4651.

Attachment: Program Information (pdf)

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