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House Democrats continue to deliver for the people. This year, New York State was awarded over $360 million in federal funding to assist low-income families during the winter season through The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), with additional funds coming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that House Democrats passed under the leadership of President Biden. We remain committed to making sure that you have the resources you need to take care of your family.

LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to reduce energy costs, including support for heating bills, home energy efficiency upgrades and heating equipment repairs/replacement.

LIHEAP Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive LIHEAP benefits if:

  • A member of your household is a United States Citizen or qualified Non-Citizen;
  • Your household’s gross monthly income is at or below the current income guides for your household;
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits;
  • You receive Temporary Assistance (TA); OR
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)

You can check if you’re eligible for LIHEAP using a tool developed by the Department of Health and Human Services

Types of LIHEAP Assistance

  • Regular HEAP Benefit – Helps you pay for heating your home
    • Applications open November 1, 2023
  • Emergency HEAP Benefit – Helps you pay for heating your home if you are in a heat or heat-related emergency
    • Applications open January 2, 2024
  • Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement – Helps you repair or replace your furnace, boiler or other direct heating equipment
    • Applications open October 2, 2023
  • Clean and Tune Benefit – Helps with cleaning primary heating equipment, including chimneys, carbon monoxide detectors and thermostats
    • Applications open October 2, 2023

You can learn more about LIHAP benefits and program eligibility requirements at

Apply for LIHEAP Benefits

You may apply for LIHEAP benefits online at or in-person at your HEAP Local District Contact