The Heating Assistance Rebate Program helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply online between 14 October 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Your rebate amount is based on your income, as reported to Canada Revenue Agency.

To qualify for the rebate, you need to pay for your own home heat and meet 1 of the following criteria:

      *  Have a net income of $29,000 or less and live alone with no children or dependents,

      *  Have a combined net income of $44,000 or less and live with children, dependents, or other adults,

      *  Receive income assistance from the Department of Community Services,

      *  Receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance from Service Canada.

If your personal or financial situation has changed since last year, you still may qualify. Examples of changes include becoming widowed, getting divorced or legally separated, losing your job, turning 18, recently arriving in Canada, or having the custody of your children change. Contact Service Nova Scotia to find out if you qualify.

Please click on the following link for more information on how to apply for the Heating Assistance Rebate. 

To print an application form, click on the following link:  Heating Assistance Rebate Program Application Form