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Seniors Care Grant Nova Scotia

Seniors Care Grant Nova Scotia Now Available 2022-2023

On July 28, 2022 Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care announced that the $500 Seniors Care Grant would continue for another year and the government would also provide a one-time $250 energy heating grant to eligible seniors.  Applications for both grants will open on September 1, 2022 and seniors who qualify can apply for a maximum of $750 at the same time.

  1. Eligibility for the Household Services GrantYou need to be 65 or older in 2022 and meet the following criteria:
  • Have a household net income of $37,500 or less
  • Live independently in your own home (you are not living with a caregiver, other than a spouse or partner)
  • Own a house (your name is on the property title) OR have a residential lease agreement with your name on it
  1. Eligibility for the Home Heating Grant
  • The same criteria as the Household Services Grant
  • Your property is heated with oil, wood, electricity or other energy source
  1. Eligible Household Services Include:
  • Cooking and meal preparation (excluding the cost of groceries)
  • Driveway maintenance like paving and regrading
  • House cleaning
  • Laundry (excluding dry cleaning)
  • Lawn care and landscaping
  • Medication and prescription delivery (excluding the cost of medication and pharmaceuticals)
  • Small home repairs such as windows, doors, roof, plumbing, electrical, decks, fencing, siding, painting and heating
  • Snow removal
  • Transportation like taxis, ride shares, shuttles and other methods of transportation that pick you up directly from your house to travel to essential services
  • Cost of telephone or internet services
  • Eye exams
  • Dental work
  • Mental health supports
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage
  • Foot care
  1. How to Apply
  • Applications are online ONLY at

https://grantprograms.novascotia.ca/#/scg/en/start-page

  • Help will be provided to answer questions about proof of income, home ownership or lease agreement, and receipts for household services
  • Once application has been approved, the reimbursement cheque will be available about 8 weeks later
  • The government is providing $29.1 million for these grants in 2022-2023
  1. Receipts Are Mandatory
  • Keep a copy of your household services receipts for your records
  • Acceptable receipts include a:
  • Receipt on a piece of paper or notebook (written or signed by the service provider)
  • Receipts in a receipt book (written or signed by the service provider)
  • Receipts from a business
  • Receipts need to include:
  • Name of the person receiving the service
  • Type of service received
  • Cost of the service
  • Date of the service
  • Name and address of the person or business providing the service
  • You ONLY NEED to provide proof of income, home ownership or lease agreement and receipts for household services IF the Seniors Care Grant personnel contact you and ask you to provide receipts.
  • You DO NOT NEED to provide proof of receipts upon application for the grants.

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