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Delaware County Opens HEAP Eligibility

Written By Editor on 9/20/21 | 9/20/21

As hard as it is to believe, not only is it is that time of year again to think ahead for your
next heating season but this year the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season is
opening early. The regular HEAP season will open on October 1, 2021 this year. Now is the
time to talk to your heating vendors and ask about their pre-pay and budget billing plans.
Qualifying seniors can apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and
receive help with rising fuel costs. Because the regular HEAP benefit is intended to be a one-
time supplement to annual energy costs and not meant to replace personal payments, individuals
should continue to pay energy bills.
Any individual, age 60 and over, not on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP)– formerly known as Food Stamps New York–or Temporary Assistance (TA) and was
approved for HEAP last year, was automatically sent an application for the 2021-2022 heating
season by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). Make sure to complete
the application and return it to the designated location printed on the application for processing
as soon as possible. Benefits vary depending on household size, income, and main heating
source. Payments will not be made before October 1, 2021 and until federal funds are available.
Households who did not automatically receive an application may apply for a regular
HEAP benefit by submitting their application electronically through MyBenefits at If anyone (non-SNAP or TA recipient age 60 and over) needs to be
added to the mailing list to receive an application for the new heating season or wants more
information, simply call (607) 832-5750 or write to HEAP Dept., Delaware County Office for
the Aging, 97 Main Street Suite 2, Delhi NY 13753.
New applicants cannot receive packets or apply electronically until after program start-up
on October 1, 2021.
Refer to the following chart for current gross monthly income guidelines:
Household Size Maximum Monthly Income
1 $2,729
2 $3,569
3 $4,409
4 $5,249

5 $6,088
6 $6,928
7 $7,086
8 $7,243
9 $7,401
10 $7,558
11 $7,715
For households over 11, add $568 to the maximum monthly income.

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