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Cattaraugus County HEAP

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY — During the month of January, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals ages 60 and older, with Home Energy Assistance Program applications.

Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County who received a regular HEAP benefit last HEAP season will receive an application by mail, this year.

Maximum income eligibility guidelines are $2,138 per month, for a household of one person and $2,796 for a two-person household. Higher income limits exist for larger households.

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging said that individuals should continue making payments to their utility companies. HEAP benefits are not intended to replace regular utility payments. HEAP credits can take more than three months to appear on utility bills.

Senior citizens who have questions about HEAP may call the department of the aging. Help completing the application is available by scheduling an appointment at the main office or by visiting one of the outreach sites, listed below.

This year’s local outreach schedule is as follows:
– Delevan Senior Wellness and Nutrition site, Jan. 3, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

– Gowanda SWAN site, Dec 13 and Feb. 14, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

– West Valley SWAN site, Jan. 17, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

– Yorkshire Corners Apartments, Jan. 13, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

The above HEAP outreach schedule is subject to change, without notice.

For more information about HEAP or any other services available for local seniors, call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging at 373-8032 or 800-462-2901.

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