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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Do you need help paying for overdue water and wastewater bills?

LIHWAP benefits are based on the actual amount of drinking water and/or wastewater arrears, up to a macimum of $2500 per drinking water or wastewater provider, or $5000 if drinking water and wastewater services are combined, per household. Benefits are paid directly to the household's drinking water and/or wastewater vendor(s).

Eligibility and benefits are based on:

  • Income;
  • Household size;
  • Household includes a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or qualified alien and
  • amount owed to drinking water and/or wastewater prvider(s).

Primary applicants must provide:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence
  • Documentation of earned and unearned income
  • A drinking water, wastewater, or combined drinking water and wastewater bill listing their permanent and primary residence
  • A valid Social Security Number (SSN)
    • SSNs of additional household members may be requested

For more information, visit https://otda.ny.gov/LIHWAP

 

November 17, 2021

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