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Benefit Details
New York Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Managing Agency New York http://www.state.ny.us

Program Description

The 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 Requirements

In 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.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply to this program, please visit the Apply for LIHEAP web page.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the LIHEAP program website.