Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Low -income residents will benefit from the province's home heating rebate program being offered again this year to help make life more affordable. Rebates of up to 200 dollars are available for eligible applicants who heat their homes with oil, electricity, wood, wood pellets, natural gas, propane, or coal. People who earn $27,000 or less, or families with a combined income of $42,000 or less, as well as those receiving income assistance or the guaranteed income supplement and buy home heating fuels, can apply. Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex says more than 52,000 applications were mailed to recipients of last year's program.
Applications are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, MLA offices, Department of Community Services' offices, family resource centres, community groups such as Feed Nova Scotia and Parker Street, and online at, or by calling 1-800-670-4357.

It may take up to six weeks for applications to be processed and cheques issued to eligible Nova Scotians.