PULP has issued a revised chapter of its Law Manual for New York utility consumer advocates on Public Assistance for Energy and Utility Costs. The new chapter summarizes the Home Energy and Supplemental Home Energy Allowances (HEA and SHEA) and the Fuel for Heating Program for public assistance recipients. It also covers benefits under the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), including Regular and Emergency HEAP benefits, and emergency repair/replacement of heating equipment.
Forthcoming chapters will provide more in-depth coverage of the state Emergency Utility Assistance program Weatherization Assistance Program. PULP’s Law Manual chapter on HEAP will be updated soon, when the State Plan for 2008 – 09 is finalized.