Property Tax Rebate for Seniors (NS)

This program, administered by Service Nova Scotia on behalf of the Department of Community Services, is designed to help eligible seniors remain in their homes by providing them with an annual rebate on their municipal property taxes.

The program provides eligible homeowners with a 50% rebate of the actual municipal property taxes paid the previous year, up to a maximum of $800.00 per year. The rebate is always based on the property taxes paid in the previous year.

You are eligible to receive the rebate if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You were receiving either the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or The Allowance in January 2014. To find out if you qualify for the GIS or The Allowance, call Service Canada at 1-800 277-9914;
  • You are living in your home at the time you apply for the rebate and continue to reside in your home and;
  • Your previous year’s property taxes were paid in full

Click on the following link for more information – Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

Additional Information:

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Old Age Security Pension (Federal)

Old Age Security Pension – full information

Guaranteed Income supplement – full information; application forms, etc. for supplement to Old Age Security payments

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Canada Pension Plan (Federal)

Canada Pension Plan – full information

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Welfare and Income Assistance (Provincial)

Welfare Rights Guide – A Guide to Income Assistance in NS by the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service with support from the Law Foundation of NS

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