Low Income Grant Supplement for Seniors

The low income grant supplement allows low income seniors to supplement their home owner grant if it’s been reduced or eliminated because of the high assessed value of their principal residence.

You must apply for the home owner grant and the low income grant supplement separately.

Find out:

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for the low income grant supplement for seniors you must:

If you’re the spouse or relative of a deceased owner who qualified, you may be eligible for the supplement in the year of their death as long as you lived with them at the time of death and continue to live in the home.

Your Supplement Amount

Most low income seniors who qualify and apply for the supplement receive a cheque for $845 ($1,045 in a northern and rural area). However, the amount of the supplement depends on your income and the assessed value of your home.

Apply

You must apply for the home owner grant and the low income grant supplement separately.

To apply for the low income grant supplement complete the Home Owner Grant Low Income Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF) and submit it to us with your required documentation.

We must receive your low income grant supplement application and required documentation by December 31 of the current tax year.

Required Documentation

Attach the following required documentation with your application:

  • Property tax notice for the current year
  • Income tax notice of assessment or reassessment from last year (if not yet received, provide last year’s income tax return instead)
  • Income tax return schedule, if you claimed a deduction for a child, a family member or a disability in your adjusted net income

If you have a shared-income partner, you must also attach  their:

  • Income tax notice of assessment or reassessment from last year (if not yet received, provide last year’s income tax return instead)

If you’re deferring your property taxes, you may still apply for the low income grant supplement.

Retroactive Low Income Grant Supplement

The low income grant supplement may be available retroactively if you were eligible last year and didn’t apply.

You can apply for a retroactive supplement for only the previous tax year.

To apply for last year’s supplement, complete and submit the Home Owner Grant Low Income Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF) and attach the following required documentation with your application:

  • Last year’s property tax notice
  • Your income tax information for the year before the year you are applying for

We must receive your retroactive low income grant supplement application and required documentation by December 31 of the current tax year.

Submit

If you’re applying for the current year and the retroactive low income grant supplement at the same time, you must complete and submit two separate forms.

You can submit your Low Income Grant Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF) and required documentation by:

Mail

Home Owner Grant Administration
PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R7

Email

Email a copy of your completed application and required documentation to hogadmin@gov.bc.ca

Deadline

December 31

Claim Last Year's Supplement

If you qualified for the supplement last year and didn’t apply, you may be able to claim the supplement retroactively.

Contact Information

Telephone: 250 356-8904
Alternate
Telephone:
Toll free 1 888 355-2700
Mailing
Address:
PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9R7
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