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HEAP Season Starts November 13, 2017

Author: Social Service News/Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Categories:

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The 2017-18 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season will open on Nov. 13 with a streamlined application process.

Applications have already been sent to qualified individuals that received HEAP last year and meet the Early Outreach criteria. 

Seniors can obtain help with their applications through the Dale Association Senior/Family Center in Lockport, the Carousel Senior Center in North Tonawanda, and the Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls where Office for the Aging staff will be available to assist with Early Outreach application completion, filing on-line and are authorized to accept applications on behalf of our Alternate Certifier—Office For the Aging (OFA).

The Office for the Aging at 111 Main Street, Lockport also has a friendly staff to assist with Early Outreach applications.  Their telephone number is 438-4016 & they are available Mon.- Fri. from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

HEAP applications cannot be requested, mailed out or picked up prior to November 13, 2017, for anyone who has not already been notified that they qualified for Early Outreach.  All other applicants for HEAP can begin filing their applications on November 13th on-line at MyBenefits.ny.gov, by mail or in person at the Niagara County Department of Social Services offices at 301-10th Street, Niagara Falls or 20 East Avenue, Lockport.

HEAP funding for 2017-18 furnace repair or replacement is available and is scheduled to begin November 6th.

Questions regarding HEAP should be made to 716-278-8400 or by visiting our website at http://www.niagaracounty.com/socialservices/Home.aspx 

You can also apply on line using this link:

https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/

More information about the HEAP program can be found at:

 http://www.otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/

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