There's nothing like the frigid cold and a snow storm to remind you that cranking up the heat can get expensive. If you could use a little help with the cost this winter now is the time to apply for HEAP in New York State.

Let's be honest those heating bills in the winter are no joke and I swear the colder it gets the more those service fees go up. If you are feeling the struggle to find all the funds necessary to heat your home this winter New York State Home Energy Assistance Program can help.

If you heat your home with electricity, natural gas, oil, coal, propane, wood/wood pellets, kerosene, or corn can get financial help from HEAP. Eligible households can receive a one-time regular HEAP benefit of up to $726. New York State has about $372 million that they are going to dish out to keep people warm this winter.

Of course there are a few eligibility requirements you household will have to meet to apply which you can learn more about and even apply for by clicking here or by stopping by your local social service department. Availability is first come first serve so don't wait to apply!

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