Last Updated: 04/16/2015
 

EmPower New York Eligibility Guidelines

Homeowners and renters must meet income requirements to qualify for EmPower New York. You may be eligible if you can answer “yes” to these statements:

  • I live in a home or building with 100 units or fewer
  • My household income is below 60 percent of the state median income (same eligibility as regular HEAP benefits; see the chart below to see if your income fits EmPower New York Guidelines)
    OR
    I participate in a utility payment assistance program
  • I am an electricity or natural gas customer of Central Hudson, Con Edison, National Fuel, National Grid (Upstate, Metro and Long Island), NYSEG, Orange and Rockland, Rochester Gas & Electric and pay SBC
    OR
    heat with oil, propane, or kerosene
  • I am responsible for paying utility bills 

EmPower New York Income Eligibility Guidelines 2014-2015*

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,194 $26,328
2 $2,869 $34,428
3 $3,544 $42,528
4 $4,219 $50,628
5 $4,864 $58,368
6 $5,569 $66,828
7 $6,005 $72,060
8 $6,682 $80,180
9 $7,358 $88,300
10 $8,035 $96,420
11 $8,712 $104,540
Each Additional Add $677

*The current income guidelines for EmPower New York are set at 60% of the state median income.