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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.

2012-2013 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
1 $2,138
2 $2,796
3 $3,453
4 $4,111
5 $4,769
6 $5,427
7 $5,550
8 $5,673
9 $5,797
10 $5,920
11 $6,346
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Last Updated: 05/03/2013

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