Bill Discount Program
How it Works
Once a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit is received, or Central Hudson has verified you received HEAP, a monthly credit will be applied to that Central Hudson account for 12 consecutive months, provided the account remains open and active for the entire 12-month period. The amount of the bill discount credit is based on the service type and amount of HEAP benefit. Discounts range from $30 to $67 per month on natural gas heating bills; $3 per month on natural gas non-heating bills; $19 to $72 per month on electric heating bills; and $19 to $56 per month on electric non-heating bills. A combination of any of the above services could mean increased credits. Customers receiving a HEAP benefit for non-utility fuels for heating could receive a credit ranging from $3 to $22 per month.
Two participation requirements
1) Receive a regular or emergency HEAP benefit.
If your Central Hudson account receives a HEAP benefit because you heat with natural gas or electric you will be automatically enrolled.
Other types of heating customers:
If you heat by other means such as oil, coal, propane, wood/wood pellets, kerosene or corn, and Central Hudson is notified by the HEAP department, you will be automatically enrolled. All accounts enrolled will receive a letter of confirmation. If you heat by these other means, have received HEAP, and do not receive an enrollment letter, you will need to provide Central Hudson with a copy of your HEAP "Notice of Decision" letter or your "HEAP Award" letter to enroll.
Ways to send this letter to Central Hudson:
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (845) 486-5765, att: Bill Discount Program
In person: Letters may be dropped off with Central Hudson representatives at the following Department of Social Services offices:
Mail to: Central Hudson, 284 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, attn: Bill Discount Program