title_header

ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York


County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 14 at Hamburg Town Hall


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon thanks the members of the New York State Assembly and Senate for approving legislation that would benefit volunteer firefighters who develop cancer due to being exposed to carcinogens while protecting the...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the Legislature has voted in support of Mitchell’s Law, a proposal that would make it a Class-E felony to injure a K-9 officer or other police animal throughout New York State. The...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the Legislature has approved legislation allowing the Bethlehem Steel Shoreline Trail project to move forward. The resolution allows the County Executive to execute inter-municipal...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased to announce that 2017 Summer Primetime funding for several youth centers benefiting Hamburg, Lackawanna and South Buffalo residents was approved unanimously at the May 25, 2017 session. The funding...

Consumer’s Beverages, WNY United, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard and Legislator Lynne Dixon have partnered up to launch the ‘Not A Minor Problem’ campaign, an initiative to help curb underage drinking in...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave., Room 7B, Hamburg. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

 

Applicants are requested to bring the following documentation to the outreach:

  • One (1) form of identification for all household members (birth certificates, license, Social Security Card)
  • Proof of income received within the last 30 days for all household members (pay stubs, SS or pension award letters, proof of child support, rental income, unemployment benefits, worker’s comp., etc)
  • Current heat and electric bills

 

If an applicant is missing information, they may be allowed to mail the information and complete the application process.

 

For additional information, please call the HEAP Hotline, (716) 858-7644. New this year, residents can apply for HEAP online by visiting www.mybenefits.ny.gov.

 

 

HEAP 2013-2014 income guidelines are as follows:

 

Household Size                            Gross Monthly Income (Cannot exceed)

1                                                                                           $2,174

2                                                                                           $2,844

3                                                                                           $3,513

4                                                                                           $4,182

5                                                                                           $4,852

6                                                                                           $5,521

7                                                                                           $5,646

8                                                                                           $5,772

9                                                                                           $5,897

10                                                                                         $6,023

 

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Dixon’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov.