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From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: August 28, 2009

Senator Hannon Offers Important Information for LI Seniors

Senator Kemp Hannon announced that his office has free brochures available regarding a new Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) program. The $10 million Income-Eligible Senior Energy Assistance Program will help qualifying senior citizens pay their electric bills.

“The $200 bill credit is going to ease the burden of Long Island seniors who are able to participate,” Senator Hannon said.

To qualify for a one-time $200 credit you must be 62 years of age or older, be a LIPA electric account holder and follow the income-eligibility guidelines outlined in the below chart:

Household Size Monthly Income Limit ($) Annual Income Limit ($)  
1 1,963 23,556  
2 2,567 30,804  
3 3,172 38,064  
4 3,776 45,312  
5 4,380 52,560  
6 4,984 59,808  
7 5,097 61,164  
8 5,210 62,520  

Seniors meeting the above requirements may apply in person at any LIPA Customer Service Center or by mail. Applications can be obtained by visiting or by calling 1-800-490-0025. For a free informational brochure on the program, call Senator Hannon’s office at 739-1700. Visit for more information about New York State and to sign up for email updates.