If you have a serious health issues, you may be eligible to receive cooling assistance this summer. This could be very good news for some elderly individuals in what is expected to be another very hot summer!
Individuals who meet the guideline can apply for this assistance in order to purchase air conditioners for their residences. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state has set aside $6 million in federal assistance money which will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis through the Home Energy Assistance Program.
The application can be obtained through the individual’s county of social services. The applications will be accepted until August 30, 2019, or until the funding runs out. If you suffer from a serious health issue that can be aggravated by extreme heat, you should check this program out now.