Home Owner Grant for Veterans

Last Modified: 2016-02-02

The home owner grant reduces the amount of property taxes you pay each year on your principal residence.

Most veterans can apply for the home owner grant as a:

Grant Supplements for Veterans

If you have an adjusted net income of $32,000 or less you may qualify for a:

Surviving Spouses of Veterans Who Received War Veterans Allowance

If you’re under 65 years of age and the surviving spouse of a veteran who received a War Veterans Allowance, you may qualify for a higher grant amount.

You qualify if you:

  • Are the surviving spouse of a veteran who received a War Veterans Allowance, and
  • Meet the same requirements for the home owner grant for seniors, excluding the age limit criteria

When you submit your application you must attach a confirmation letter from Veterans Affairs Canada showing your deceased spouse received a War Veterans Allowance.

If you included the letter with a previous year’s application, you don’t need to include it again.

Claim Last Year's Grant

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

Are You 65 or Older?

If you’re 65 or older in the current year, you can apply for the higher grant as a senior.

When you apply as a senior, you don’t need to provide additional documentation.

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about the home owner grant, contact your municipality or the province if your property is in a rural area.

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