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Apply for HEAP

The Regular Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opens November 17, 2014.

The Emergency Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opens January 2, 2015.

The Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opens November 10, 2014.

Apply Online

When the HEAP application acceptance period is open, you may apply for HEAP online if your household resides outside of New York City by going to myBenefits.ny.gov. This application is for a regular HEAP benefit only. HEAP business rules allow 30 days to make a determination on this application. If your utilities are scheduled to be shut off, if you have less than a quarter (1/4) tank of fuel, less than a 10 day supply of fuel, have no heating fuel or if you own your home and your primary heating equipment is inoperable or unsafe and is in need of repair or replacement, you must call your Local Department of Social Services Office for further assistance.

Printable Application

When the HEAP application acceptance period is open, the HEAP application is available to download and print. Follow these instructions to download and print and submit an application:

Before submitting your application to a local county HEAP certifier, we recommend you read the following document:

Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your HEAP Local District Contact or the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.

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