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 2018*

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,318 $27,816
2 $3,031 $36,372
3 $3,744 $44,928
4 $4,457 $53,484
5 $5,170 $62,040
6 $5,883 $70,596
7 $6,190 $74,280
8 $6,887 $82,640
9 $7,583 $91,000
10 $8,280 $99,360
11 $8,977 $107,720
11+ $693  

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