NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
Print

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 2013-2014*

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,175 $26,100
2 $2,844 $34,128
3 $3,513 $42,156
4 $4,182 $50,184
5 $4,852 $58,224
6 $5,521 $66,252
7 $5,646 $67,752
8 $5,772 $69,264
9 $5,897 $70,764
10 $6,023 $72,276
11 $6,461 $77,532
Each Additional Add $503

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

Last Updated: 07/29/2014
Callout Top
Arrows

How to Apply

Callout Bottom
Callout Top
Checkbox

Who Can Participate

 

 

Callout Bottom
Callout Top
contact

Who to Contact

Callout Bottom