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EmPower Eligibility Guidelines

If you can answer “yes” to these questions, you might be eligible for energy upgrades through the EmPower program:

  • Are you presently eligible for HEAP benefits?
  • Is your household income at or below 60% of the state median income?
  • Have you lived in your house or apartment for at least a year?

Take a look at the chart below to see if your income fits EmPower guidelines.

If you don’t think you’re eligible, don’t worry! NYSERDA offers a number of other energy assistance programs that can help you reduce your energy bills by reducing your daily energy usage. Learn more about other NYSERDA energy assistance programs.

2013-2014 HEAP Monthly Income Limits

Your total gross (before any taxes or deductions) monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:

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 $6,053 $72,276
11 $6,461 $77,532
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Last Updated: 04/10/2014

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