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Pioneer Utility Grant (PUG)

Grants to Yukon Lower and Middle Income
Seniors to Defray the Cost of Home Heating

GrantWatch ID#: 169548
Agency Type:


Yukon Health and Social Services


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Grants of up to $1,132 to Yukon senior citizens to assist with the cost of home heating during the winter season. Applications are accepted from established Yukon residents who are at least 65 years of age and have a lower or middle income. In general, Yukon rural and remote households experience higher fuel and delivery costs for heating. Any residence located outside of the City of Whitehorse will receive the rural rate.

Individual seniors with an income below $40,000 and couples with a joint income below $56,000 will receive the maximum PUG. Seniors in the middle income range will receive a partial PUG and individual seniors with an income above $117,000 and couples above $165,000 will no longer be eligible.

The maximum assistance you can receive is $1,132.92.

To be eligible for this home heating grant in 2016, you must:

-Be at least 65 years old this year;

-Have received this grant in 2015 or have resided in Yukon for the last 12 months; and

-Have resided in Yukon for at least 6 months this year (3 of which must be in winter: Jan., Feb., Mar., Oct., Nov., Dec.)

Applications will be accepted from July 1 through December 31. Only in exceptional medical circumstances will this date be extended to January 31.

If you would like an estimate of your grant amount before applying, you can use this calculator:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have any questions about this form or your eligibility, please phone 456-5500 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 5500).

Mail all documents to:

Income Support Unit
Box 2703 (H-4)
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2C6

Or deliver in person to:

Income Support Unit
3168 - 3rd Ave

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Canada: Yukon

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