NYSEG and RG&E would like to remind their customers that enrollment for New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Customers who feel they may need assistance this winter should act as soon as possible and determine their eligibility. The enrollment period for HEAP opened on November 2, according to the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
HEAP is for helping low-income people pay for the cost of heating their homes. Those eligible may receive one regular HEAP benefit per year, but may also be eligible for emergency benefits should they run out of fuel. Eligibility and benefits are based on a variety of factors, such as household size, what your primary heating source is, income, young children or seniors present, or permanent disabilities.
To find specific qualifications, or more information on how to apply to HEAP, click this link.