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Home Heating Assistance Again Available For New Yorkers This Winter

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Governor Cuomo announced this weekend that more than $372 million in assistance is available to help older adults and low to middle income New Yorkers heat their homes this winter.

Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted by all local departments of social services beginning tomorrow (November 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 $4,598 a month, and still qualify for help.

Last year, more than 1.4 million NY households received heating assistance through the program, including over 60,000 in Central NY.

Here’s more breakdown of the households who received HEAP benefits last year, by region:

Region

Households Served 2017-18

Capital District

65,482

Central New York

60,808

Finger Lakes

92,301

Long Island

66,147

Mid-Hudson

100,828

Mohawk Valley

46,756

New York City

772,317

North Country

36,265

Southern Tier

52,107

Western New York

134,242

Total

1,427,253

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