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*


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

Source: EmPower New York Eligibility Guidelines