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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick Announces Two 2019 HEAP Outreach Sessions in Fourth Legislative District


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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is announcing that two HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach sessions for the fourth legislative district will be held.

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schustej - Posted on 04 January 2019

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is announcing that two HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach sessions for the fourth legislative district will be held.

The first outreach session will be held at the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St in Tonawanda on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The second outreach session will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 from 9:00 AM -4:00 PM at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center (Room #14), 291 Ensminger Rd in Tonawanda.

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. For more information, contact the HEAP Hotline at 858-7644 or visit: www.erie.gov/depts/socialservices/heap.asp and www.mybenefits.nygov.

Erie County HEAP and Emergency Services department has re-located from 478 Main - 1st floor to 460 Main St, second floor, effective October 15, 2018. Clients are to report to this new HEAP location via the Main Street entrance. For regular benefit assistance, customers can request an application be mailed to them by calling the application request line at 858-1969.

Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. All prospective clientele are welcome to apply for HEAP assistance at outreach sites, regardless of age or disability. Emergency Heap Applicants must have a final disconnection notice. General HEAP applicants are required to bring the following documentation to the session:

- 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, Social Security or Pension Award letters, Proof of Child Support, Rental Income, Unemployment Benefits, Worker’s Compensation, Etc.)

- Current heat and electric bills including current shut off or disconnect notices, if applicable

If an applicant is missing information, they may be allowed to mail the information and complete the application process. If possible, please bring photocopies of documentation with you to expedite the application process. For more information or assistance, please contact Susan at 858-8672 or Susan.Gregg@erie.gov .

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