Emergency Benefits

Effective May 1, 2019, applications for HEAP Emergency benefits in Erie County are no longer being accepted. 

For applying for such benefits in the future, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat the homes of eligible households if you are in a heat or heat-related emergency. Emergency HEAP benefits are available beginning January 2, 2020. 

Emergency HEAP is designed to meet a household's immediate energy needs and resolve their energy crisis. This includes households with shut-off notices, fuel shortages or no utility service.

Those applying must be, or have:

  • ID for household member.
  • Proof of residency and customer of record.
  • Income eligible.
  • Must explore all household resources.

 


2019-2020 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly Income Guidelines

Household Size

     Maximum Gross Monthly Income

1

$2,494

2

$3,262

3

$4,030

4

$4,797

5

$5,565

6

$6,332

7

$6,476

8

$6,620