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 2019*

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $2,391 $29,928
2 $3,127 $39,144
3 $3,863 $48,360
4 $4,598 $57,564
5 $5,334 $66,780
6 $6,070 $75,984
7 $6,343 $78,020
8 $7,063 $86,860
9 $7,783 $95,700
10 $8,503 $104,540

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