Senior Fuel Subsidy

Easy application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

The Senior Fuel Subsidy (SFS) is a program that helps to offset the high cost of heating fuel for seniors who own and live in their homes. Eligible homeowners are reimbursed for the cost of heating fuel, up to 3,500 litres.

An income assessment is done to determine whether your net income is within the program limits.

To be eligible for the Senior Fuel Subsidy (SFS):

  • You must permanently reside in Nunavut.
  • You must be 60 years of age or older.
  • You must own and live in the home for which the subsidy is being requested.*
  • You must meet the allowable established income threshold.
  • You must NOT be in receipt of social assistance.
  • You must apply each year.

*Please note that:

  • Homeowner(s) with a total net income up to and including $75,000 may be eligible for a 100% fuel subsidy.
  • Homeowner(s) with a total net income greater than $75,000 and less than or equal to $100,000 may be eligible for a 50% fuel subsidy.
  • Homeowner(s) with a total net income greater than $100,000 are not eligible for the fuel subsidy.

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

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)

Social Insurance Number

For example:

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

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.

Last updated: January 28, 2024