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HEAP Outreach at West Seneca Senior Center on Dec. 14


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Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that the HEAP application process is open. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. 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. Complete HEAP information can be found HERE. 

Residents who need help with the application process are encouraged to attend a HEAP Outreach. Several are scheduled, including three in Legisaltor Lorigo's district:

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at the West Seneca Senior Center 
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at the Aurora Senior Center 
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Elma Senior Center  

Applicants must bring the following documentation to the outreach:


1) Proof of gross income received within the last 30 days for all household members


       a)  Wages: If paid weekly, last four (4) paystubs


       b) Wages: If paid bi-weekly, last two (2) paystubs


       c) Award letters, if applicable (Social Security, Pension, Unemployment, Workers Comp, Disability, etc.)


       d) Yearly statement of interest received (savings, checking, CDs, money market account, etc.)


       e) Dividend proof (stocks, bonds securities, etc.)


2) Social Security numbers for all household members


3) One (1) form of ID for all household members (birth certificate or Social Security card or driver’s license or school ID, etc.)


4) Proof of residency (Rent receipt, mortgage statement, utility bill)


5) Current heat and/or electric bill.    


For questions or additional information, please call the HEAP Hotline at (716) 858-7644 or HEAP Application Request Line at (716) 858-1969.  


Also, Erie County residents can apply online by visiting