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Help For Heat-Related Illnesses

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Low-income New Yorkers with health issues aggravated by the heat can get help from the state. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides air conditioning units.

To be eligible, a household must meet low-income guidelines, have at least one resident diagnosed with a medical condition aggravated by extreme heat, and have no working air conditioners.

Those who want to see if they qualify should visit www.mybenefits.ny.gov

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