New York Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Energy Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded energy assistance program. New York's grant is allocated among the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) for a heating benefit program, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal for weatherization activities, and the state Office for the Aging for outreach and referral activities. Applications are taken at all local departments of social services.

Administration

New York Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New York and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

 

 

 

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,820
2 $24,030
3 $30,240
4 $36,450
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,240 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

 

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

 

Application Details

For more information on how to apply to this program, please visit the Apply for LIHEAP web page.

Contact:

1-800-342-3009

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