Home heating aid available for winter
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grants for the 2016-17 winter heating season will be available beginning Monday through local Departments of Social Services or Offices for the Aging.
Customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply. Qualifying families also might be eligible to receive additional benefits through Central Hudson.
Charles A. Freni, the utility’s senior vice president of Customer Services and Transmission & Distribution Operations, said eligible families using electricity or natural gas as their primary heating source can receive a regular HEAP benefit of $350 to $401. He said certain benefits also are available to eligible customers who have heating costs included in rent.
HEAP eligibility is based on family income and size. A family of four earning up to $4,423 per month can qualify.
More info: www.mybenefits.ny.gov.