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Heating Assistance Rebate Program

The Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) provides help to lower-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating.

You qualify for this program if you pay a heating bill at your current address and meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • live alone with an income of $27,000 or less;
  • live with others and have a combined income of $42,000 or less;
  • receive Income Assistance from the Department of Community Services, OR;
  • receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement from Service Canada.

2015/16 HARP Application Period Now Closed

We are no longer accepting HARP applications for the 2015/16 heating season. Please check back in the Fall 2016 for next year's program.

If you have submitted an application for the 2015/16 program and have not received your cheque or a follow-up letter (8 weeks after sending your application), please contact us at
1-800-670-4357 (902-424-5200 in Halifax). We can check whether your application has been received.

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