BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Cattaraugus County Department of Aging offers seniors HEAP help

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications. Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County that received a regular HEAP benefit last HEAP season will receive an application by mail this year.

Maximum income eligibility guidelines are $2,175 per month for a household of one, and $2,844 for a two-person household. Higher income limits exist for larger households.

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging encourages individuals to continue making payments to their utility companies.

HEAP benefits are not intended to replace regular utility payments.

HEAP credits can take over three months to appear on utility bills.

The Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement (HERR) program component opened Nov. 12.

Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County who have questions about HEAP are encouraged to call the Department of the Aging.

Extra assistance completing the application is available by scheduling an appointment at the main office, or by visiting one of the outreach sites listed below.

Outreach for HEAP outreach schedule includes:

Cattaraugus SWAN site, Jan. 9 and March 13, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Gowanda SWAN site, Dec. 12, 2013 and Feb. 13, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Little Valley SWAN site, Dec.1, 2013 and Feb. 19, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. .

South Dayton SWAN site, Dec. 10, 2013 and Feb. 11, 2014 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Department of the Aging main office (by appointment). Call 373-8032 or 1-800-462-2901

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

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