The Fulton Co. Office for Aging is the alternate certifier for Fulton Co. HEAP. Anyone who is over the age of 60, or who has SSI/SSD or Veteran’s Benefits, or has a child under the age of 6 living in the household can apply for HEAP at the Office for Aging.
If you received HEAP last year, you will get a notice in the mail to re-apply for assistance this year. If you need help, call the Office for Aging at 518-736-5650. Please complete your application and return it as soon as possible since HEAP will be issued on a first come first served basis this year.
Reminder – HEAP does not begin until
November 17th, 2014.
(...even though you may receive an application in
the mail during August, September & October!...)
- Regular HEAP is a “one-time” payment to help you with your energy bills. The funding does not pay for your monthly bills.
- If you have an emergency situation (shut off notice, no power, no oil/propane/wood) please call the Office for Aging at 518-736-5650. The emergency program will open January 2, 2015.
- If you receive Food Stamps or Public Assistance, you need to call your worker at 518-736-5600.
HEAP applicants can apply on or after November 17th. Due to the uncertainty of the HEAP season being predicted, please send your application in as soon as possible.
- Emergency benefits
, if available, will not be considered until January 2nd, 2015. Take a look at your budget and plan ahead for your winter heating expenses.
- Before the cold arrives
is a good time of year to make sure your furnace is in good working condition. Call your furnace company soon for service!
HEAP INCOME GUIDELINES:
|Family of 1
||Up to $2,194
|Family of 2
||Up to $2,869
|Family of 3
||Up to $3,544
|Family of 4
||Up to $4,219
If you just drop in at the Fulton Co. Office for Aging at this time of year, you may have to wait or be asked to return for an appointment...If the receptionist asks you to take a seat in the waiting room, please do so…If you are not feeling well, please consider using the hand sanitizer provided for you in the waiting room...If you are coughing or have an illness and must be seen, you may be asked to wear a mask, do not be alarmed, it is in everyone’s best interest....Please be patient with all of the workers at the OFA, they are trying to help everyone who calls or stops by in the most efficient way possible! We appreciate your understanding and your help in making the 2014-2015 HEAP season work for all who need the assistance....!
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