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HEAP Benefits Extended and Increased

Liberty, NY – The State will initiate a second round of Emergency HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefits on Tuesday, February 18, and has also extended the first round of Emergency HEAP benefits, plus the regular HEAP benefits, to April 24, 2020.

The new benefits, which can only be accessed after regular HEAP and initial Emergency HEAP benefits have been exhausted, will mirror the first round of Emergency HEAP:

Heating Type

Second Emergency Benefit Amount

Heat-Related Domestic

$140

Natural Gas – Heat Only

$350

Natural Gas – Heat Combined with

Heat-Related Domestic

$490

Electric Heat

$490

Oil, Kerosene, Propane

$675

Wood, Pellets, Coal, Corn, Other

$525

 

Eligibility criteria apply and can be found at www.otda.ny.gov/programs/heap.

Applications will only be taken at the Sullivan County Division of Family Services either over the phone (845-807-0142) or in person (16 Community Lane, Liberty).