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 customer of Central Hudson, Con Edison, National Grid, 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 2020-2021

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,610 $31,318
2 $3,413 $40,954
3 $4,216 $50,590
4 $5,019 $60,226
5 $5,822 $69,862
6 $6,625 $79,498
7 $6,775 $81,305
8 $7,238 $86,860
9 $7,975 $95,700
10 $8,712 $104,540

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