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Ontario Home Grants and Credits for Seniors



Below is a list of Ontario Home Grants & Credits For Seniors

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Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit

The Seniors' Home Safety Tax Credit will help you make your home safer and more accessible, helping you stay in your home longer.

This tax credit will provide an estimated $30 million in support to about 27,000 people, including:

  • seniors who are 65 or older by the end of 2021
  • people who live with senior relatives

You can claim the tax credit when you file your personal income tax return for the 2021 taxation year.




Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant

The Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant helps low-to-moderate income seniors with the cost of their property taxes.

You qualify for this grant if you or your spouse/common-law partner, as of December 31 of the previous year:

  • paid Ontario property tax for the year
  • met either of the following income requirements:
  • you were single, divorced or widowed and earned less than $50,000
  • you were married or living common-law and you and your spouse/common-law partner earned a combined income of less than $60,000
  • owned and occupied your principal residence
  • were 64 years of age or older
  • were a resident of Ontario.


Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit

This credit is a tax-free payment to help you with your property taxes and sales tax on energy costs.

However, if you’re finding an abnormal amount has descended from your roof, then you may need to take immediate action. Their purpose is to protect your shingles from the elements and without them, you will have to deal with a quicker deterioration of the shingles. Not to mention, a loss of granules could point to even deeper, underlying issues.

Eligibility for the 2020 benefit year (July 2021 – June 2022) To qualify, you must be a resident of Ontario on December 31, 2020, and at least one of the following at some time before June 1, 2022:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • currently or previously married or in a common-law relationship
  • a parent who lives or previously lived with your child

and, in 2020, you:

  • rented or paid property tax for your main residence
  • lived on a reserve and paid for your home energy costs
  • lived in a public long-term care home (e.g., a seniors' home) and paid an amount for your accommodation

Your eligibility also depends on where you live on the 1ST of each month. For example, if you move out of Ontario on November 10, you would be eligible for the November OEPTC payment, but you wouldn't be eligible for any subsequent payment.