Be sure to stay warm this winter.
It’s no surprise that, thanks to inflation, energy bills are rising. And with plenty of cold snaps expected this winter around the country, staying warm is incredibly important. But what if you can’t afford to pay your utilities?
New York is rolling out their Emergency HEAP benefits soon, which will help millions of Americans endure the cold. Other states are also planning on rolling out their own version of HEAP soon, too—and you might be eligible for a relief payment.
Who Is Eligible
There are a few different eligibility requirements. In order to qualify, you’ll need to be one of the following:
- A single household that does not earn over $2,852 per month, or a four-person household that does not earn over $5,485 per month
- Received SNAP benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Temporary Assistance
- Your electricity or gas is or will be turned off
- Have less than a 10-day supply of a heating source
- Your heating bill is in your name
- All household members are below 60 years old and resources are less than $2,000
- If any member of the household is over 60 years old and resources are less than $3,000 per month
How To Get Your Money
If you meet any of the criteria listed above, you might be eligible to receive aid on your energy bills. Here is how much you’ll receive, based on the type of power you’re using:
- Electric service required to operate heating equipment—$185
- Natural gas only—$400
- Natural gas with heat-related domestic—$585
- Electric heat combined with heat-related domestic—$585
- Wood, pellets, coal, and corn—$635
- Oil, kerosene, and propane—$900
Applications can be sent in starting January 3, 2022. Click here to send yours in.
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