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


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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.