The 2021- 2022 Emergency benefit remains open August 31, 2022.

If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your Home if you are in a heat or heat related emergency.

Emergency HEAP benefits and eligibility are based on:

  • income,
  • available resources, and
  • the type of

To apply for help call:
Age 60 and over, or disabled:
Under age 60: 631-853-8820

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If you have an emergency, you must contact the Department of Social Service.

Emergencies after 4:30 and on weekends:


If you are a homeowner and eligible, the Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement benefit can help you repair or replace your furnace, boiler and other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home’s primary heating source working.

Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace your furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment, $3,000 for a repair and $6,500 for a replacement.

You may call your local DSS office to apply. The in-person interview and application requirement is temporarily suspended. Your local district contact will decide if you meet all the eligibility conditions, including the income and resource requirements. The district will provide more information on how to submit the application and required documentation.


Eligible households can receive energy efficiency services, which includes the cleaning of primary heating equipment, but may also include chimney cleaning, minor repairs, installation of carbon monoxide detectors or programmable thermostats, if needed, to allow for the safe, proper and efficient operation of the heating equipment. Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to provide clean and tune services, up to a maximum of $400.

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Welcome from County Executive Steve Bellone

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older.

Specific goals for the Office are to develop a comprehensive service system designed to assist persons 60 years of age and older in maintaining maximum independence and dignity, to remove barriers to economic and personal independence, and to provide a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly. Most importantly, Suffolk County Office for the Aging acts as advocate on behalf of all Suffolk County senior citizens.

Get Set Up

Get Set Up is an online community based platform. It is a place for older adults to learn, connect, and share with peers in the comfort of their own homes.

Classes are taught by other older adults who are professionals in their fields. There are 300 plus topics offered. Class topics include social and mental health and other topical interests. With 40+ classes each weekday and 10+ classes each weekend, there is always something available to meet your interests and schedule.

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is working in conjunction with New York State Office for the Aging to offer virtual programming through Get Set Up at no cost to you. Get Set Up is great for older adults who have a basic level of computer literacy. All you need to participate is a personal computer or tablet that has internet access.

For more information, use the link below:

NYSOFA Launches 300+ Live Online Classes For Isolated Older New Yorkers | Office for the Aging

Get Set Up