2013 New Brunswick Home Energy Assistance Program
The Home Energy Assistance Program provides a $100 benefit designed to help low-income families cope with high energy prices. The program will provide a payment of $100 to families with incomes up to, and including $28,000.
WHO CAN APPLY?
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Maintain a principal place of residence within New Brunswick at the time of application (either a house, an apartment, or a living unit that is a self-contained domestic establishment with its own access and contains a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping facilities);
- Have had a total family income (applicant and spouse or common-law partner) of $28,000 or less in 2011.
- Be a resident of New Brunswick as of December 31, 2011 and have filed a 2011 New Brunswick Income Tax Return.
- Provide a copy of an electricity bill for your home dated after November 1, 2012. If electricity costs are included in your rent, provide the name and telephone number of your landlord at the time of application.
The department of Finance will process the applications and issue the benefit to qualifying applicants. In special circumstances where the total family income for 2011 was over $28,000 and the expected total family income will be $28,000 or less for 2012 (example: loss of employment or other reasons), an applicant may still be eligible for the benefit.
Application forms will be available on this site January 3, 2013. When submitting their applications, applicants must provide information on their total family income, and a copy of a recent electricity bill (dated after November 1, 2012). Only one benefit per household (address) will be provided. To access the application for the 2013 benefit, click here.
Application forms will also be available January 3, 2013 at Service New Brunswick centres, online at www.snb.ca or by calling the department of Finance at 1-800-669-7070.
It is important to note that the deadline to apply for the 2013 benefit is June 30, 2013.
For more information on this program, please contact the department of Finance, Revenue and Taxation Division at 1-800-669-7070, Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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