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NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« on: June 20, 2022, 09:48:40 AM »
NY will eliminate gas and/or electric utility arrears owed from prior to May 1, 2022 for income eligible households.
Customers not enrolled in their utility provider’s Energy Affordability Program can enroll until December 31, 2022 to receive this benefit.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-electric-and-gas-utility-bill-credit-program-low-income-families

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 03:57:27 PM »
National Grid and ConEd seem to indicate that if one has Medicaid it makes them eligible for this. Since Medicaid has been renewing automatically since the Covid Emergency started, does that make someone who qualified for Medicaid in 2020 (and is still on it because it gets automatically renewed) eligible?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 02:22:31 PM »
National Grid and ConEd seem to indicate that if one has Medicaid it makes them eligible for this. Since Medicaid has been renewing automatically since the Covid Emergency started, does that make someone who qualified for Medicaid in 2020 (and is still on it because it gets automatically renewed) eligible?
Try and let us know?
EAP is income based, but utility companies, instead of independently verifying income, use programs such as Mediciad, SNAP, HEAP, etc so it might very well work.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 04:15:52 PM »
Try and let us know?
EAP is income based, but utility companies, instead of independently verifying income, use programs such as Mediciad, SNAP, HEAP, etc so it might very well work.

Turns out was already enrolled in EAP until November 2022 from some time in the past. So I guess we will only find out in the future in case Medicaid keeps on renewing automatically.
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 02:38:42 PM »
NY will eliminate gas and/or electric utility arrears owed from prior to May 1, 2022 for income eligible households.
Customers not enrolled in their utility provider’s Energy Affordability Program can enroll until December 31, 2022 to receive this benefit.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-electric-and-gas-utility-bill-credit-program-low-income-families

Any indication as to when the credits are scheduled to post?
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 02:43:32 PM »
Any indication as to when the credits are scheduled to post?
For those already enrolled in EAP it should show up sometime in August.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 04:02:05 PM »
For those already enrolled in EAP it should show up sometime in August.

So how do payments made between May 1 and the time the credit comes through affect it, if at all?
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 04:33:44 PM »
So how do payments made between May 1 and the time the credit comes through affect it, if at all?
If payments made are applied to the balance owed from prior to May 1, the credit will be reduced to take that into account. They will not pay for any balances accrued after May 1.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 05:10:49 PM »
If payments made are applied to the balance owed from prior to May 1, the credit will be reduced to take that into account. They will not pay for any balances accrued after May 1.

So I guess the best strategy is just to continue not paying until the credit is applied. Nothing to lose.
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 07:21:07 PM »
So I guess the best strategy is just to continue not paying until the credit is applied. Nothing to lose.
Why should you start paying after the credit is applied? Don't you expect another few programs coming?

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 06:37:08 PM »
Why should you start paying after the credit is applied? Don't you expect another few programs coming?
It was only 3 months ago when I finally took off auto pay off all my bills..  should have done it earlier... I guess I'll keep them off for the next few months in case anything else comes up

If only if the mortgage company allowed not me to not pay
Why should you start paying after the credit is applied? Don't you expect another few programs coming?
property taxes...

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 07:42:18 PM »
Can not paying affect ones credit score?

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2022, 09:00:22 PM »
Was this only a 1-time thing or will there be a 2nd version ?

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2022, 09:47:39 PM »
Was this only a 1-time thing or will there be a 2nd version ?
It's a one time benefit to clear all arrears from before May 1, 2022.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2022, 09:49:44 PM »
It's a one time benefit to clear all arrears from before May 1, 2022.
Was curious if they’ll do another one.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2022, 10:01:40 PM »
Was curious if they’ll do another one.
You mean for arrears incurred after May 1, 2022?

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2022, 12:57:41 AM »
You mean for arrears incurred after May 1, 2022?

Yup.
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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2022, 11:07:13 AM »
Yup.
I doubt it. The funds were part of an appropriation that has to be used for covid relief. It's more complicated to justify funds as "covid relief" now that the HHS public health declaration is hanging on by a thread.

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2022, 05:23:23 PM »
What can somebody do that didn't receive the credit?
Enrolled in food stamps Medicaid etc. Nothing posted, and being told to call erap and then heap...
Which agency was supposed to hand out these credits?

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Re: NY Energy Affordability Program Supplement
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2022, 05:43:32 PM »
Customers not enrolled in their utility provider’s Energy Affordability Program can enroll until December 31, 2022 to receive this benefit.