HEAP Program Announces Clean & Tune Component   

(Liberty, NY 4:00pm) - Commissioner of the Division of Health & Family Services, Joseph Todora is pleased to announce that the 2016 Clean & Tune component of the HEAP Program will be opening on August 1, 2016. The Clean & Tune component will remain open so long as funding is available or until November 4th, whichever comes first. The Clean & Tune phase of HEAP was specifically developed to assist households who are homeowners that are HEAP eligible and have not had their equipment cleaned during the past year. Households that received a benefit under the Heating Equipment Repair & Replacement component of HEAP during 2014-15, will receive a contact letter from the New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance directly to them advising them about the Clean & Tune Program. This letter will also include how to apply, services available and who will provide these services. By this release we want to alert all other HEAP eligible households that are also homeowners about the Clean & Tune program.

Homeowner households that did not receive a benefit under the 2014-15 Heating Equipment Repair & Replacement component may apply locally for the Clean & Tune phase. A special form (LDSS-5081), Heating Equipment Clean & Tune Request for Benefit may be requested from Family Services by calling 845-807-0142 and selecting the Clean & Tune prompt. Most Sullivan County HEAP vendors will also be able to provide copies of the LDSS-5081 as well as the County Office for the Aging. For those households eligible, the maximum benefit cannot exceed $400.

Please note that the Cooling Component of the HEAP program will be closing on July 29th. The Heating Repair & Replacement Component of the 2016-17 HEAP Program begins on November 7th and the regular HEAP Program begins this year on November 14th.

For further information about the Clean & Tune component of the HEAP Program please contact the Department of Family Services at 845-807-0142.

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