Program DescriptionThe Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded energy assistance program. New York's grant is allocated among the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) for a heating benefit program, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal for weatherization activities, and the state Office for the Aging for outreach and referral activities. Applications are taken at all local departments of social services.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New York and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.