New York $976 Checks For Heating Assistance: Who’s Eligible?

As it gets colder, the heating bills for a lot of Americans are going up, but they may be able to get nearly $1,000 back.

Households can get money from the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help pay their heating bills of up to $976. Don't miss out!

Governor Kathy Hochul said that people living in low-income or middle-income homes in New York can get the $976. If you live in New York state, you can register.

HEAT assists families in three ways. First, whether a household member is under 6, over 60, or permanently disabled.

Second is the main source of heat. The third factor is the size and income of the household. If you live alone, you can't make more than $2,852 a year.

No more than $3,730 for a home with two people. The most a three-person household can get is $4,608, and a four-person household can get is $5,485.

The list goes on until it hits $8,778 for a home with 13 people.  If a household has more than 13 people, each additional person costs $590.

If you rent and heat is already included in your rent, you can still get help.  Either the heating company or the utility company gets the money.

Applications are accepting from November 1. Right now, you can only apply by mail because you can't apply in person yet.

You can download the application, fill it out, and send it to the New York City Home Energy Assistance Program in New York City.

For the application, you need to show proof of your address, identity, Social Security number, vendor relationship, vulnerability, and income.