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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)



*Emergency HEAP opens January 2nd, 2020 and is expected to close March 15th, 2020. Any applicants who have already received a Regular HEAP benefit; and are low on their fuel supply or has a shut off notice, is eligible for an Emergency HEAP benefit.

The regular HEAP season will open November 12, 2019

and will close March 16, 2020.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides assistance with fuel and utility expenses for income-eligible homeowners and renters. The HEAP program may also be able to help with furnace repair or replacement. The Tompkins County Office for the Aging processes HEAP applications for persons over age 60, and for those who receive SSI, or SSD, and do not receive Food Stamps. 

The current income eligibility levels for HEAP in 2019-2020 are as follows:

Household Size                Maximum Gross Monthly Income

        1                                             $2,494        

        2                                             $3,262

        3                                             $4,030          

If you think you may be eligible for HEAP, contact the Tompkins County Office for the Aging (607) 274-5482 for more information.

Or apply for HEAP online at the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website