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Financial Assistance Programs

Energy Affordability Program

You may qualify for a discount on your monthly energy bill if you receive benefits from the following eligible governmental assistance program.

You’ll be enrolled automatically if an agency notifies us that you receive benefits from these eligible governmental assistance programs:

You will not be enrolled automatically if you receive benefits from any of the following eligible governmental assistance programs:

If living on tribal lands:

How to See if You’ve Been Enrolled Automatically

After you’re enrolled automatically, we’ll send you a letter to let you know and provide details about when you can expect to receive a discount on your monthly energy bill.

Not sure if you received a letter? To check your enrollment in the Energy Affordability Program, you can either log into My Account or check your bill.

How to Apply for the Energy Affordability Program

If you’re not currently receiving a discount and you want to enroll in the Energy Affordability Program, you can sign up online now. It's quick and easy.


Or if you prefer, you can download and complete your application:

Please send your application to us with your supporting documentation via:


  • Email
  • Fax: 1-212-844-0110
  • In person by visiting one of our walk-in centers
  • Mail:
    • Con Edison, PA Central
      4 Irving Place, 9 Floor, Box 34
      New York, NY 10003

We can accept screenshots, photos, PDFs, and other document types, as long as the required information is visible.

Energy Affordability Program Discounts

Low Income Levels Tier Description Electric
(Non-Heat Discount)
(Including Heat Discount)
(Non-Heat Discount)
(Including Heat Discount)
Tier 1 Regular HEAP grant <$435 or another eligible income qualifier
$42.38 $42.38 $4.48 $133.19
Tier 2  Regular HEAP grant $435 and <$476
$53.51 $66.32
$4.48 $159.11
Tier 3  HEAP grant ≥$476
$73.07 $105.44 $4.48 $178.67
Tier 4  Energy bills paid by public assistance $67.22 $93.74 $4.48 $172.82

Effective December 1, 2023

Qualifying customers will also be signed up automatically for Budget Billing. If you’re behind on your energy bills, you’ll be enrolled once your outstanding balance is paid. If you’d like to opt out of Budget Billing but stay enrolled in the Energy Affordability Program, please contact us.

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

HEAP helps income eligible customers pay the cost of heating their homes. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year.


If you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your energy service shut off, you may also be eligible for emergency benefits. If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your home if you are in a heat or heat related emergency.


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If you’re a residential customer, you may qualify for up to $200 toward your bill annually per EnergyShare season.

To qualify, you must:

  • have made at least one good-faith payment toward your bill within the last 12 months, and;
  • be eligible for government financial assistance and/or meet federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) income guidelines.

See if you’re eligible by applying through our partner, HeartShare. Please call your local office or email HeartShare if there is no site in your area to apply.


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Governmental Assistance Programs for Business Customers

As a New York business owner, you may also be eligible for governmental assistance programs through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

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