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
- I am an electricity customer of Central Hudson, Con Edison, National Grid, NYSEG, Orange and Rockland, Rochester Gas & Electric and pay SBC or I heat with oil, propane, or kerosene.
- 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)
I am located in a geographically eligible territory
I participate in a utility payment assistance program
EmPower New York Income Eligibility Guidelines 2021-2022
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The current income guidelines for EmPower New York are set at 60% of the state median income.