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Income Security Programs

Senior Home Heating Subsidy

Senior Home Heating Subsidy 

The Senior Home Heating Subsidy provides financial assistance to low-to-modest income seniors to help with the cost of heating their homes.

Seniors may be eligible to receive a set amount depending on household income and the community in which they live.

This program is intended for Northerners who:

  • Are residents of the Northwest Territories
  • Are 60 years of age or older
  • Own and occupy the home as his/her primary residence OR if renting, be the leasee of a self-contained unit where heating costs are not included in the rent
  • Meet a household income test
  • Are not receiving Income Assistance
  • Apply each year

To apply, a Senior Home Heating Subsidy Application must be completed and proof of age, total household income, homeownership or rental accommodation must be provided to a local ECE Service Centre. Download an application here.

Service Standards

Seniors Benefits Brochure