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Legislator Rath Announces HEAP Outreach Feb. 11 at the Clarence Senior Center | News

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Legislator Rath Announces HEAP Outreach Feb. 11 at the Clarence Senior Center
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Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Rd, Clarence, NY 14031. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

“Applications are currently being accepted for HEAP assistance and are available by contacting my office. Residents who need help with the process are encouraged to attend an outreach. Many families and residents applying for HEAP for the first time can find the process overwhelming, outreaches can help navigate through the paperwork,” said Legislator Rath.

Applicants must bring the following documentation to the outreach:

1)     Proof of gross income received within the last 30 days for all household members

    a)     Wages: If paid weekly, last four (4) paystubs

    b)  Wages: If paid bi-weekly, last two (2) paystubs

    c)   Award letters, if applicable (Social Security, Pension, Unemployment, Workers Comp, Disability, etc.)

   d) Yearly statement of interest received (savings, checking, CDs, money market account, etc.)

   e) Dividend proof (stocks, bonds securities, etc.)

2) Social Security numbers for all household members

3) One (1) form of ID for all household members (birth certificate or Social Security card or driver’s license or school ID, etc.)

4) Proof of residency (Rent receipt, mortgage statement, utility bill)

5) Current heat and/or electric bill.    

For questions or additional information, please call the HEAP Hotline at (716) 858-7644 or HEAP Application Request Line at (716) 858-1969. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as HEAP benefits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible households can receive one regular HEAP benefit per season, but may also be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if they are in danger of running out of fuel or having their utility service shut off. 

 

To request a HEAP application, please contact Legislator Rath at (716) 858-8676 or e-mailedward.rath@erie.gov, or visit www.erie.gov/socialservices

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