HEAP Application Assistance

Swing by the library tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, anytime between 2:00 – 4:00pm, as Independent Living will be generously providing drop-in Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application assistance.

Looking for assistance completing the HEAP application?
Looking for more information on help with your home heating costs?
Visit the library for this special HEAP opportunity, and a HEAP representative will even help you complete your application. From the HEAP website:

What is HEAP?
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

How does it work?
If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per season and could also be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if you are in impending danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.

Are HEAP benefits available year-round?
No, the application period normally begins in early to mid-November and continues into the winter, until funding for the program runs out.

Does it matter what my home’s heating source is?
HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:

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

Who is eligible to receive HEAP?
You may be eligible if:

  • You and the members of your household are U.S. citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals or qualified aliens; and
  • You provide a valid Social Security number for each household member; and
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance or Supplemental Security Income; or
  • Your monthly household income is at or below the HEAP income guidelines.
  • You may be eligible for HEAP, even if you:
    • Own your home
    • Pay for heat as part of your rent
    • Have money in the bank, stocks, bonds or other resources

(Just to clarify: this is a drop-in opportunity, not a two-hour workshop).

Click here for a list of required documents in order to process your HEAP application.

Additional questions? As always, feel free to call the library anytime! (845) 439-5440

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