Important Dates: 2023-2024 Emergency HEAP benefit opened on January 2, 2024. The 2023-24 Second Emergency benefit opened on March 14, 2024. These dates change annually.

The Emergency HEAP benefit can help you cover the cost of heating your home if you are in a heat or heat-related emergency.

You may be eligible for Emergency HEAP if:

  • Your electricity is necessary for your heating system to work and is either shut-off or scheduled to be shut off, or
  • Your natural gas heat is off or scheduled to be shut-off, or
  • You are out of, or in danger of, running out of fuel (oil, propane, wood, or coal), or
  • The essential heating equipment you own is inoperable

Detailed information about Emergency HEAP eligibility and benefits is available online from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

To apply call DSS at (914) 995-3333 or visit one of our District Offices

Current HEAP Income Eligibility Guidelines