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$100M in funding announced for home heating rebate for Nova Scotians

Eligibility will also be expanded to include household incomes of up to $85,000

The Nova Scotia government says it is adding more than $100 million to its heating rebate program to help residents with the rising costs of living.

The province says the Heating Assistance Rebate Program will increase its rebate to $1,000 per household in 2022-23, up from a maximum $200 payment.

Eligibility will also be expanded to a household income of up to $85,000. Previously, the rebate eligibility was $29,000 in net annual income for a single person and $44,000 for households with children or other dependents.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Premier Tim Houston said while the increased rebate will only be distributed this year, officials are looking toward future assistance programs for residents.

“We’ll continue to evolve with it,” Houston said. “This is for the here and now … this winter, to help people. As we see what happens going forward, we’ll look at [expanding the program again.]” …[Read More]