Financial Assistance Programs
New York State Electric and Gas Bill Relief Program
Residential customers who receive qualifying government assistance will receive a bill credit on their past-due balance for service through May 1, 2022.
Note: All customers are responsible for bills after May 1.
To qualify for a bill credit, you must:
- Be enrolled in Con Edison’s Energy Affordability Program by December 31, 2022, or;
- Have received benefits under New York state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) or the Home Energy Assistance Program-Regular Arrears Supplement (RAS).
If you are enrolled in Con Edison’s Energy Affordability program or received ERAP or RAS benefits, your bill credit will be processed automatically, and you do not need to take any action. In addition, your service will not be suspended for non-payment while your bill credit is being processed.
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:
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – NYC SNAP, Westchester SNAP
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Direct Vendor or Utility Guarantee
- Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) – NYC TANF; Westchester TANF
- Safety Net Assistance (SNA) – NYC SNA, Westchester SNA
You will not be enrolled automatically if you receive benefits from any of the following eligible governmental assistance programs:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
- Lifeline Telephone Service Program (Lifeline)
If living on tribal lands:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Head Start
- Tribal TANF
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR)
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.
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:
- English Energy Affordability Program Application (PDF)
- Spanish Energy Affordability Program Application (PDF)
- Chinese Energy Affordability Program Application (PDF)
- Russian Energy Affordability Program Application (PDF)
- Korean Energy Affordability Program Application (PDF)
Please send your application to us with your supporting documentation via:
- Fax: 1-212-844-0110
- In person by visiting one of our walk-in centers
- 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
(Including Heat Discount)
(Including Heat Discount)
|Tier 1||Regular HEAP grant <$435 or another eligible income qualifier
|Tier 2||Regular HEAP grant >$434 and <$476
|Tier 3||HEAP grant ≥$476
|Tier 4||Energy bills paid by public assistance||$51.39||$56.58||$5.60||$134.99|
Effective November 1, 2022
Qualifying customers will also be signed up automatically for a Level Payment Plan. 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 our Level Payment Plan but stay enrolled in the Energy Affordability Program, please contact us.
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.
NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) offers residential tenants assistance with payment of their rent and energy bills. Please go to otda.ny.gov or call 1-844-NY1-RENT (1-844-691-7368).
Regular Arrears Supplement Benefit
If you are eligible, the Regular Arrears Supplement (RAS) benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help you pay off overdue gas and/or electric service charges up to $10,000. This is a one-time benefit based on the actual amount of current energy service expenses in arrears, up to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant household. Benefits will be paid directly to Con Edison.
If you’re a residential customer with an active disconnect notice, you may qualify for up to $200 toward your bill. To qualify, you must have made at least one payment toward your bill and be eligible for government financial assistance and/or meet federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) income guidelines.
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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