Supplement for veterans under 65
The veterans supplement allows former officers or non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have a low income to supplement their home owner grant.
You must apply for the regular home owner grant and the veterans supplement separately.
The veterans supplement is the difference between the regular home owner grant and the higher amount available for seniors, surviving spouses of veterans who received a War Veterans Allowance and people with disabilities. If you qualify for a higher grant amount, you don’t qualify for the veterans supplement.
Do I qualify?
To qualify for the veterans supplement you must:
- Qualify for the regular home owner grant
- Have an adjusted net income of $32,000 or less (including your shared-income partner’s income, if applicable)
- Be an honourably discharged member of the Canadian Armed Forces
If you have an adjusted net income between $30,000 and $32,000, you may receive half the supplement amount.
If you’re the spouse or relative of a deceased owner who would have 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 veterans who qualify and apply for the supplement receive a cheque for $275. However, the amount of the supplement depends on your income and the assessed value of your home. The amount will not exceed what you would have received as a home owner grant if your home was assessed below the threshold.
You must apply for the home owner grant and the veterans supplement separately.
To apply for the veterans supplement complete the Home Owner Grant Veterans Supplement Application (FIN 79) (PDF, 209KB) and submit it to us.
We must receive your veterans supplement application by December 31 of the current tax year.
If you’re deferring your property taxes, still apply for a home owner grant, if eligible, and also apply for the veterans supplement.
Retroactive veterans supplement
The veterans 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 veterans supplement, complete and submit the Home Owner Grant Veterans Supplement Application (FIN 79) (PDF, 209KB).
We must receive your retroactive veterans supplement application by December 31 of the current tax year.
If you’re applying for the current year and the retroactive veterans supplement at the same time, you must complete and submit the same form twice - one for the current year and one for the previous year.
Mail your completed Home Owner Grant Veterans Supplement Application (FIN 79) (PDF, 209KB) to:
Home Owner Grant Administration
PO Box 9446 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R7