HEAP - Eligibility
There is no resource test for regular HEAP
HEAP-eligible renters with heat included receive a standard renter’s benefit. This may be paid to the utility (if the household incurs a separate utility payment) or directly to the household.
HEAP-eligible homeowners or renters who pay for heat directly to a vendor separately from the rent receive a heater’s benefit. This MUST be paid to the fuel vendor.
A household is income eligible if
at least one member of the HEAP household is in receipt of recurring
Code A SSI benefits
Eligibility of Renters
Renters with both heat and utilities included in the rent are not eligible for Emergency HEAP.
Renters with heat included in the rent who pay for utilities separately can receive Emergency HEAP only if the utility service is essential to operate heating equipment.
Ineligible Living Situations
Residents in the following living situations cannot receive HEAP:
Public/subsidized housing with heat included
Includes Section 8 and other rent subsidies based on the tenants’ income
Roomers/boarders in private residences
Residents of commercial or non-profit establishments are eligible
Long-term hotel/motel residents can receive a HEAP renter’s benefit