In our Community: HEAP SEASON BEGINS November 1, 2022
HEAP season begins this year on November 1, 2022 with a tentative end date of March 15th, 2023. Applications for furnace repair or replacement are being accepted now. Applications for an emergency other than your heating source will be accepted beginning January 2nd 2023 through March 15th 2023
If you are applying for the first time, a phone interview is necessary which can be completed beginning on November 1st 2022. Applications will be available in Albion at the County Office Building, Pathstone, Community Action, or Ministry of Concern; at the Community Center in Holley; or at Lee-Whedon library in Medina.
You can apply online for HEAP by visiting www.myBenefits.ny.gov. If you received a benefit through a HEAP case last season you may apply through myBenefits or submit your completed application along with necessary documentation to the Department of Social Services, 14016 Rt. 31 W. Albion, NY 14411. If you are currently a Public Assistance or SNAP recipient you should automatically receive your HEAP benefit through your case. Please be sure your worker has accurate vendor and account information to prevent a delay of your HEAP grant.
For questions or to set up an appointment call 589-3182. Appointments cannot be given before November 1,2022. If you are over age 60, please call the Office for the Aging at 589-3191.
You can find more information about HEAP and other assistance programs by visiting the following website www.myBenefits.ny.gov.