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HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 4 at United Way of the Tonawandas


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Erie County Legislator Kevin R. Hardwick announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at United Way of the Tonawandas, 34 Seymour St., Tonawanda. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  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.


“HEAP outreaches provide residents with personalized assistance to ensure they are able to navigate the application process easily and properly. If you have any questions, please stop by the United Way on Dec. 4 for assistance,” said Legislator Hardwick. “Residents should note that the income guidelines have increased for 2013-14. Families who may not have qualified in the past could be eligible this year. Be sure to check the chart provided by HEAP.”


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 county’s HEAP Hotline, (716) 858-7644. New this year, residents can apply for HEAP online by visiting www.mybenefits.ny.gov.


HEAP 2013-14 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 additional information or assistance, please contact Legislator Hardwick’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8672 or email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov.