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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 2021-2022

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,729 $32,748
2 $3,569 $42,828
3 $4,409 $52,908
4 $5,249 $62,988
5 $6,088 $73,056
6 $6,928 $83,136
7 $7,086 $85,032
8 $7,243 $86,916
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.