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Legislator Morton announces HEAP Outreaches in Lancaster, Cheektowaga


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 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.

The county’s 2015-2016 HEAP program is open and help is available. Residents with questions about the application process are encouraged to attend one of several outreaches planned throughout the winter months,” said Legislator Morton. “These winter months can be a difficult time for many in Western New York which is why HEAP is an important program.”

 

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.

An additional outreach will be held Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at South Line Fire Department, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga. 

To request a HEAP application, please contact Legislator Morton at (716) 858-8856 or e-mail ted.morton@erie.gov, or visit www.erie.gov/socialservices.

 

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