Government of British Columbia
Grants of up to $1,045 to British Columbia seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and family members of persons with disabilities for a reduction on the amount of property tax due for the applicant's principal residence. Funding falls under two primary categories:
1) Home Owner Grant for People Under 65:
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant your property taxes can be reduced up to $570 or, if your property is located in a northern and rural area, up to $770.
Individuals under 65 may qualify for a larger tax reduction if they are a veteran, have a disability, or are living with a person with a disability.
2) Home Owner Grants for Seniors:
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant as a senior your property taxes may be reduced up to $845 or, if your property is located in a northern and rural area, up to $1,045.
To qualify, you must be 65 years of age or older.
3) Home Owner Grant for Persons With Disabilities:
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant as a person with disabilities, or living with a spouse or relative with disabilities, your property taxes may be reduced up to $845 or, if your property is located in a northern and rural area, up to $1,045.
To qualify, you must be permanently disabled or have a permanently disabled spouse or relative living with you, and to accommodate the needs of the person with disabilities you are paying more than $150 per month for physical assistance, or have spent more than $2,000 for structural modifications to your existing or newly constructed principal residence, or purchased your principal residence with structural modifications made by a previous owner that have a value of $2,000 or more.
4) Home Owner Grant for People Receiving War Veterans Allowance:
The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence. By applying for the grant as a veteran your property taxes may be reduced up to $845 or, if your property is located in a northern and rural area, up to $1,045.
To qualify, you must be a veteran, or a spouse, widow or widower of a veteran receiving the War Veterans Allowance.
5) Low Income Supplement for Veterans Under 65:
Veterans under the age of 65 who have a low income ($32,000 or less) and qualify for the home owner grant, may also qualify for the veterans low income supplement.
Most low income veterans who qualify and apply for the supplement receive a check for $275. However, the amount of the supplement can increase or decrease depending on your income and the assessed value of your home.
You may qualify for a reduced grant amount if your property value is more than $1,100,000. The grant amount is reduced by $5 for every $1,000 your property value is over $1,100,000. If your property value is $1,269,000 ($1,309,000 in a northern and rural area) or more the grant amount will be reduced to $0.
GrantWatch ID#: 158481
-Under 65: Up to $570 or $770 in a northern or rural area.
-Seniors: Up to $845 or $1,045 in a northern or rural area.
-Disabilities: Up to $845 or $1,045 in a northern or rural area.
-Veterans: Up to $845 or $1,045 in a northern or rural area.
-Low-Income Veterans Under 65: Typically $275.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Home Owner Grant Administration
PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R7
If you have any questions about the veterans low income supplement, contact:
Phone: 250 356-8904 / 1 888 355-2700 (Toll-free)
Fax: 250 356-8994
Canada: British Columbia;
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