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Emergency HEAP Available

Liberty, NY – New York State has announced a second Emergency HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefit is available, beginning today, March 14.

If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your home if you are experiencing a heat or heat-related emergency.

You may be eligible for an Emergency HEAP benefit if:

  • Your electricity is necessary for your heating system or thermostat to work and is either shut off or scheduled to be shut off; or
  • Your electric or natural gas heat is off or scheduled to be shut off; or
  • You are out of fuel, or you have less than one-quarter tank of fuel oil, kerosene or propane or have less than a 10-day supply of wood, wood pellets, corn, or other deliverable heat source.


  • 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 (TA); or
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Living Alone; and
  • The heating and/or electric bill is in your name; and
  • Your household's available resources are:
    • less than $2,500; or
    • less than $3,750 if any member of your household is age 60 or older, or under age 6.

Emergency Heat and Heat-related HEAP Benefit Amounts for 2023-2024

Type of Emergency


Heat-Related Domestic (electric service required to operate heating equipment)


Natural Gas Heat Only


Natural Gas Combined with Heat Related Domestic


Electric Heat Combined with Heat Related Domestic


Non-utility heating fuel (oil, kerosene, and propane)


Non-utility heating fuel (wood, pellets, coal, corn, etc.)


How to Apply

To apply, visit or call any of the agencies below:

  • HEAP Office, Sullivan County Department of Social Services, 16 Community Lane, Liberty, NY; Phone: 845-807-0142; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Email:
  • Sullivan County Office for the Aging, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY; Phone: 845-807-0241; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Independent Living Inc., 14 Pelton Street, East Wing, Monticello, NY; Phone: 845-794-3322; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Action Towards Independence, Inc., 309 East Broadway, Monticello, NY; Phone: 845-794-4228; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.