Northwest Territories

Senior Home Heating Subsidy

Complex application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

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

The amount you receive depends on your household income and the community in which you live. An income assessment is done to determine whether your net income is within the program limits.

To be considered eligible for the Senior Home Heating Subsidy:

  • You must be a resident of the Northwest Territories.
  • You are 60 years of age or older.
  • You own and occupy the home as your primary residence OR if renting, be the leasee of a self-contained unit where heating costs are not included in the rent.
  • You meet a household income test.
  • You are not receiving Income Assistance.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Proof of housing situation

For example:

  • letter from landlord about your housing situation
  • eviction notice
  • disconnection notice
  • police report about an incident involving your housing
  • moving company quote or invoice
  • list of repairs needed in home
  • list of expenses for renovations needed for independence in the home
  • proof of home ownership (mortgage, property ownership)

Notice of Assessment

A statement from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to each taxpayer, every year, after you have filed a tax return. It tells you the amount of income tax you owe, or the amount of the refund you will get.

Proof of birth

A document with first name, last name, and date of birth. For example:

  • Birth certificate or birth registration
  • Hospital record of birth or record of the physician/nurse/midwife who attended the birth
  • Passport
  • Record of landing or confirmation of permanent residence issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Note of decision or temporary resident’s permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Certificate of Indian status card
  • Provincial identity card

To apply:

To learn more about application and eligibility requirements, review the Senior Home Heating Subsidy Policy Manual.

Last updated: August 6, 2021