HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that may allow your local Social Services or Office for the Aging to supplement your heating and utility costs. Assist you with repair or replacement of essential heating equipment and Weatherization improvements to your home.

The regular component of HEAP is available to households paying for heat or for some households paying rent with heat included. Emergency HEAP benefits are available to assist households in meeting a heat or utility shut-off or crisis.

You maybe eligible to receive HEAP benefits if:
You are a U.S. citizen or qualified alien
You receive Temporary Assistance, Food Stamps or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Your income is at or below current income guidelines

To find out if you can receive regular HEAP and Weatherization benefits call Wyoming County Office for the Aging
at 585-786-8833 if you are age 60 and older or Wyoming County Department of Social Services at 585-786-8900 if you are under age 60.

For emergency assistance with your heating or utility bills and heating equipment repairs/replacement regardless of your age, contact Wyoming County Department of Social Services at 585-786-8900.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for the program is based on income and your housing situation.

 

In order to be eligible for emergency benefits, the household must :

Be in an energy emergency as designed by
New York State's HEAP Plan
Be the customer of record
Reside in the dwelling
Have insufficient liquid resources to meet the emergency

 

To check for potential eligibility you may go to www.myBenefits.ny.gov and input the requested information, this information is confidential.  

Department of Social Services office information for HEAP applicants (When HEAP Season is Open):
Applications are accepted between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm
.

Interviews will be completed between 9am – 11am, 1:00pm – 3pm on a first come first served basis. 

 

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