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Legislator Lorigo announces HEAP Outreaches in East Aurora, West Seneca


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Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be Monday, Dec. 7 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. 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 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.

“Each year residents have many questions about the HEAP program, so to assist in answering those questions and to enroll eligible residents, outreaches have been scheduled in East Aurora and West Seneca,” said Legislator Lorigo.  “Prior to attending this outreach, residents should review the required documentation and the income guidelines to determine if you qualify.”

 

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 www.mybenefits.ny.gov


To download a printable HEAP application, please CLICK HERE


The HEAP 2015-2016 income guidelines are as follows:

 

Household Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

1

$2,244

2

$2,935

3

$3,625

4

$4,316

5

$5,006

6

$5,697

7

$5,826

8

$5,956

9

$6,085

10

$6,215

11

$6,671

Each additional

Add $520