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Province Expands Seniors Care Grant To Help With Heating

By Jakob Postlewaite Sep 1, 2022 | 12:38 PM

Nova Scotia seniors are getting some help to heat their homes.

The province is expanding the Seniors Care Grant with a one-time grant of $250 to help with heating costs.

This comes as an addition to the existing five hundred dollars seniors can use for small repairs, transportation, grocery and medication delivery.

“We know that rising costs, growing healthcare needs, and challenges completing household chores make it difficult for some older Nova Scotians to live comfortably in their own homes. By expanding the types of services supported through the Seniors Care Grant and helping with heating costs, we are giving seniors the help they need and the peace of mind they deserve.” – Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care Barbara Adams.

Like with the existing grant, applicants must be over 65 and have a household income of $37,500 or less to apply.

Seniors can apply for the new grant even if they already received money from the Seniors Care Grant or Heating Assistance Rebate Program.

Nova Scotia is investing about $29 million this year for the grants. The province says the expansion is part of Action for Health, their plan to improve healthcare in Nova Scotia.


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