Tompkins County Department of Social Services

Address: 320 West State Street
Ithaca, NY - 14850
(607) 274-5264
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About Tompkins County Department of Social Services

County office for the elderly (people over 60 years old can apply here) (607) 274-5482 Other certifiers: Public share Tompkins (607) 273-8816 After emergency contact hours: Sheriff's Department (607) 272-2444



The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year. To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.

You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.

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Tompkins County Department of Social Services

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2022

Persons In Family Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)
1 $12,880
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660


*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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