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NY offers air conditioning assistance

Albany, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced $3 million dollars is being made available to provide air conditioners to eligible low-income New Yorkers with documented medical conditions that are exacerbated by extreme heat.

The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will begin Thursday.

OTDA has set aside the HEAP funding to provide air conditioning units to eligible households statewide.  

To qualify, households must meet 2013-14 HEAP income guidelines and have a household member that suffers from a documented medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat.

Written documentation from a physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner clearly
indicating the need for an air conditioner is required and must be dated within the previous 12 months.

Local departments of social services will be accepting applications for assistance. 

 
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