HEAP Regular Benefit

The HEAP regular benefit component assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. Applications for the HEAP regular benefits will be accepted beginning November 19, 2012 through at least March 15, 2013. Regular HEAP eligibility and benefits are based on income, household size, 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.

Your household may be eligible for a regular HEAP benefit if:

  • You and your household members are United State Citizens or qualified aliens and
  • Your household’s gross monthly income is at or below the current income guides for your household size as posted in the table below or
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or
  • You receive Temporary Assistance or

You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)

HEAP Emergency Benefit

The HEAP emergency benefit component assists low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency and who do not have available liquid resources that exceed the established limits. Applications for heat or heat related emergency benefits will be accepted beginning January 2, 2013 through at least March 15, 2013.

2012-2013 HEAP Monthly Income Limits

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

 

 

2012-2013 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly

Income Guidelines

Household Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

                           1

         $2,138

                           2

         $2,796

                           3

         $3,453

                           4

         $4,111

                           5

         $4,769

                           6

         $5,427

                           7

         $5,550

                           8

         $5,673

                           9

         $5,797

                         10

         $5,920

                          11

         $6,346

              Each additional

    Add $495

 

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