The past two years have been particularly difficult for a lot of us. If an illness (Covid or other), the loss of a spouse, the loss of a job, or any other financial hardship has left you struggling to pay your energy bills, Economy Oil wants you know that help is available.
New York State’s HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) is a resource available to eligible New Yorkers to help them heat (and cool) their homes. With cooler weather just around the corner, now is a good time to find out if you’re eligible for this assistance.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is administered by the Department of Social Service. HEAP is a seasonal program that usually begins in the fall of each year and ends in the spring. That’s why now is the time to act.
For most who qualify, their benefits are paid directly to their fuel provider. You can receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year. However, if you find yourself close to running out of fuel or having your utility shut off, you could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits.
HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:
Economy Oil is proud to be one of HEAP’s participating vendors. As an Economy Oil heating oil customer, HEAP may be able to help you.
Emergency HEAP benefits and eligibility are based on the following:
You may be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if:
Your eligibility and benefits are based on the following:
Here are some of the eligibility requirements:
As a resident of NY State and an Economy Oil customer, you may be eligible for HEAP benefits. You can contact our offices for more information or visit the HEAP website.
At Economy Oil, we care about your budget and give you the power to save. That’s why we offer the same high-quality heating oil our competitors do at an unbeatable price with no hidden fees, service fees, or contracts.
Contact us today to learn more about any assistance that may be available to you during these challenging times.