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
- confirmation of SIN letter
- plastic SIN card (non-expired)
Proof of housing situation
- 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
- 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
- You must complete the Senior Home Heating Subsidy Application.
- You will be required to provide proof of age, total household income, homeownership or rental accommodation to a local ECE Service Centre.
To learn more about application and eligibility requirements, review the Senior Home Heating Subsidy Policy Manual.