Nova Scotia

Seniors Care Grant

Easy application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

The Seniors Care Grant helps low income seniors with up to $750 to cover the cost of household services (like snow removal, grocery delivery, lawn care and small home repairs).

Eligible household services include things that help you stay in your home such as:

  • Cooking and meal preparation (excluding the cost of groceries)
  • Driveway maintenance (like paving and regrading)
  • Grocery delivery (excluding the cost of groceries)
  • House cleaning
  • Laundry (excluding dry cleaning)
  • Lawn care and landscaping
  • Medication and prescription delivery (excluding the cost of medications and prescriptions)
  • Small home repairs (like 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 home to travel to essential services)

To qualify for the grant, you need to be 65 or older by 31st of March 2024 and meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a household net income of $37,500 or less
  • Live independently in your home (you’re not living with a caregiver, other than a spouse or partner)
  • Own a home (your name is on the property title) or have a residential lease agreement with your name on it
  • Have paid for household services between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024.

You can only apply once per household. You need to apply by 31 March 2024.

  1. Apply online for the grant.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Submit your completed application and any supporting documents.
  4. If your application is approved, your reimbursement cheque is mailed to you.

Last updated: September 7, 2023