LIHEAP Heating Assistance: New York

Posted by Heidi N

AmeriGas supports LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for customers who may be having problems affording their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

Although it is a federal program, each state administers LIHEAP separately and you should apply directly to your state if you think you are eligible.

Here are details about HEAP heating assistance available in the state of New York. 

Am I eligible to receive New York LIHEAP assistance?

Regular HEAP eligibility and benefits are based on income, the primary heating source and the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled. An eligible household may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year. Regular benefits for households that pay directly for heat based on actual usage are paid directly to the vendor that supplies the household’s primary source of heat.

What are the New York HEAP income requirements?

Your total gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:

2011-2012 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly Income Guidelines

Household Size: Maximum Gross Monthly Income 
1            $2,146

2            $2,806   

3            $3,466  

4            $4,127

5            $4,787  

6            $5,447 

7            $5,571

8            $5,695 

9            $5,818

10          $5,942

11          $6,136

Each additional
Add $478

How can I apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program in New York?

You may complete a HEAP pre-screening on www.mybenefits.ny.gov.

Where can I find more information?

Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your local department of social services office or the New York HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.

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