Ulster County Office for the Aging Programs

Ulster County Office for the AgingHome Heating Services/ Weatherization Assistance
Home Heating Services/ Weatherization Assistance
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For senior citizens on fixed incomes, the cost of paying heating bills and maintaining safe, affordable energy-efficient homes can be daunting. The Ulster County Office for the Aging may be able to assist with the following two programs.

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Program Description:

The Home Energy Assistance Program provides funding to help pay heating bills for low-income individuals age 60 and over.

Application Process:

You can begin applying for a HEAP grant in October or November each year. HEAP provides grants on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds provided for each heating season run out. If you received HEAP in the past year from the Ulster County Office for the Aging, you will automatically receive a HEAP application for the present year.

Program Eligibility:

Eligibility – Applicants must pay for heat directly, or pay for heat in their rent payment, live in a HEAP-eligible residence, is US citizens or Qualified Aliens. Tenants of government-subsidized housing where heat is included in the rent, or residents of congregate care facilities, dormitories, group homes or institutions are not eligible.

Income Limits – Recipients of public assistance, food stamps or SSI are incomeeligible for HEAP. All other applicants must meet the gross monthly income test based on household size. These limits are set each heating season. Call the Office for the Aging at (845) 340-3006 to see if you qualify.