Senior Home Heating Subsidy

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Overview

The Senior Home Heating Subsidy assists low-to-modest income seniors in the NWT with their heating costs.  Remember to budget for your heating costs. Seniors are responsible for heating costs above the subsidy level.

Available Funding

Eligible seniors will receive a monthly amount from September through April that is dependent on the community that they live in. Unused portions of the monthly allotments can be carried forward to the following month. The breakdown of zones, income thresholds and subsidy amounts are below:

  Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Community Behchokǫ̀
Dettah 
Enterprise
Fort Providence
Fort Simpson
Fort Smith
Hay River
K’atl’odeeche 
Kakisa
Ndılǫ 
Yellowknife
Fort Liard
Fort Resolution 
Gamètì
Inuvik 
Jean Marie River
Nahanni Butte
Whatı̀ 
Wrigley
 
Aklavik 
Colville Lake 
Délı̨̀ne
Fort Good Hope 
Fort McPherson
 Łutselk’e 
Norman Wells 
Paulatuk
Sachs Harbour 
Saamba K’e 
Tsiigehtchic 
Tuktoyaktuk 
Tulita
Ulukhaktok 
Wekweètì
Income Threshold Up to $56,000    Up to $64,000     Up to $73,000

Monthly Subsidy 2023-2024

$440 $595 $750
Total Subsidy 2023-2024 $3,520 $4,760 $6,000

Deadline

Applications for the 2023-2024 heating season (September 2023 – April 2024) can be submitted anytime between April 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.

Eligibility

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 their primary residence or, if renting, be the lessee 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

How to Apply

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

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