Low income grant supplement for surviving spouses of veterans who received war veterans allowance

The low income grant supplement for surviving spouses of veterans who received a War Veterans Allowance allows the surviving spouses of veterans who have a low income to claim the supplement if their home owner grant is reduced or eliminated because of the high assessed value of their principal residence.

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

Find out:

Do I qualify?

To qualify for the low income grant supplement you must:

The supplement amount

Most surviving spouses of veterans who received a War Veterans Allowance who apply and qualify for the supplement receive a cheque for $845 ($1,045 in a northern and rural area).

The amount of the supplement depends on two things:

  • Your income, and
  • The assessed value of your principal residence

The supplemental amount will not exceed what you would have received if your principle residence qualified for the home owner grant. 

Apply

To apply for the low income grant supplement complete the Home Owner Grant Low Income Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF, 225KB) and mail it to us.

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

Even if you're deferring your property taxes, apply for a home owner grant, if eligible, and also 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 did not apply.

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

To apply for the retroactive supplement, complete and submit the Home Owner Grant Low Income Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF, 225KB).

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

Submit

Mail your completed Home Owner Grant Low Income Supplement Application (FIN 65) (PDF, 225KB) to:

Home Owner Grant Administration
PO Box 9446 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9V6

Note: If you’re applying for both the current tax year and the retroactive low income grant supplement, you must complete and mail two separate applications: one application for the current tax year and one application for the previous tax year.