• The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 

     

     The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.  If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off. 

    HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:

    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Oil
    • Coal
    • Propane
    • Wood/Wood Pellets
    • Kerosene
    • Corn

     

    Eligibility 2019-2020 HEAP Monthly Income Limits

    Your total household gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:

    2019-2020 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly Income Guidelines
    Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income
    1 $2,494
    2 $3,262
    3 $4,030
    4 $4,797
    5 $5,565
    6 $6,332
    7 $6,476
    8 $6,620
    9 $6,764
    10 $6,908
    11 $7,086
    Each additional Add $553

     

    You can apply for a Regular HEAP Benefit:

    Online:
    myBenefits.ny.gov

    This application is for a Regular HEAP benefit only.

    In person:
    When the HEAP Regular benefit is open you may apply in person at your HEAP Local District Contact:

    Cattaraugus County HEAP contact

    Department of Social Services

    Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services

    1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 6010
    Olean, NY 14760
    Phone: (716) 373-8065
    Days Open: Monday - Friday

    In writing:
    When the HEAP Regular benefit is open, print and mail the completed HEAP application to the county Dept. of Social Services (address above)

     

    For More Information Visit:

    https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#overview