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Heating Assistance Rebate Program

The Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) provides help to low and modest income Nova Scotians to heat their homes in the winter.

What help will I receive from HARP?

If you are single and earn $27,000 or less (after tax), or if your family has a combined income of $42,000 or less (after tax) and you pay to heat your home, you can apply to receive up to a $200 rebate, per heating season.

How can I get a HARP application?

If you received the rebate last year, you will automatically receive an application by mail. You may only apply once in a heating season. If you did not apply last year, you can:

  • Apply Online at www.novascotia.ca/heatinghelp
  • Call 1-800-670-4357
  •  Visit an Access Nova Scotia Centre; or
  •  Print an application from our website: www.novascotia.ca/heatinghelp

Do I have to report the rebate as part of my income if I receive Income Assistance?

No. HARP does not affect any assistance you receive through the Department of Community Services’ Income Assistance program.

Is there a deadline to apply for the HARP?

Yes, the deadline to apply for HARP is Friday, March 31, 2017.

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