Nova Scotia will help seniors stay in their homes longer via the Seniors Care Grant. Applications are now open as of December 1st to apply.
This grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes. Covered expenses include snow removal, small household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery and other needs.
To qualify, older Nova Scotians must live independently in a home they own or rent and have an annual household income of $37,500 or less. Applications opened on December 1st and can be submitted online, by mail or by fax. The application is available online here.
Print applications will be available at Access Nova Scotia Centres and MLA offices, or by calling 1-800-670-4357 to request that one be mailed. You can apply up until May 31, 2022, and funds can be used through November 30, 2022.
Some more information about the grant:
- only one grant of up to $500 will be available to each eligible household each year; seniors need to apply for the grant once per year
- people 65 and older who rent or own their home are eligible to receive the grant; the property or lease must be in their name
- eligible expenses are those intended to make the home safer and more comfortable, and may include services like home repairs, lawncare, snow removal, house cleaning services, and grocery and medication deliveries
- applicants can apply for incurred and expected expenses for household services and work; *they need to keep receipts*
Our province also offers programs that help with the costs of heating and property tax. Helpful links below: