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A grant will help seniors stay in their homes for a longer period of time

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Key Takeaways:

  • The Province keeps its promise to help seniors stay in their homes longer by investing up to $32 million in the Seniors Care Grant each year.
  • The grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 and older who require assistance around the house. 
  • Snow removal, minor household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery, and other necessities are all covered.

“We know that many Nova Scotia seniors face difficulties staying in their homes and that many of them simply need a helping hand with small jobs here and there,” said Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care. “With this investment, older Nova Scotians will be able to maintain and afford their homes with the dignity they deserve.”

To be eligible, older Nova Scotians must live independently in their own or rented home and have an annual household income of $37,500 or less.

The government also has programs to assist seniors with the costs of heating and property taxes.

Quick Facts:

  • Each eligible household will be eligible for only one grant of up to $500 per year; seniors must apply for the grant once per year.
  • people 65 and older who rent or own their home are eligible to receive the grant; the property or lease must be in their name
  • applicants can apply for incurred and expected expenses for household services and work and need to keep receipts
  • establishing a Seniors Care Grant for help with household services is in the Minister’s mandate letter
  • Services such as home repairs, lawn care, snow removal, house cleaning services, and grocery and medication deliveries are examples of eligible expenses.

Source: Nova Scotia News

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