2016 New Brunswick Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

2016 New Brunswick Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Help_Energy Assistance
Help_Energy Assistance

The New Brunswick government is offering a one-time benefit of $100 to help low-income families with their home energy bills.   The government has had similar programs in the past to help families off-set some of the cost of heating their residence.

To qualify for this year's program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a NB resident as of December 31, 2014 and have filed a 2015 NB Income Tax return.
  • Maintain a principle residence within NB that is a self-contained domestic establishment.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent electricity bill or the name of your landlord if electricity is included as part of your rent.
  • Have a total household income of $28,000 or less. If your income was more than $28,000 in 2014 but expected to be $28,000 or less for 2015, you can still apply.

Only one benefit per household will be available and the deadline to apply for the benefit is June 30, 2016.

Application forms are available online at the New Brunswick Department of Finance http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/fin/pdf/Promos/HomeEnergyAssistanceProgramApplication.pdf , at Service NB locations, or by calling the Department of Finance at 1-800-669-7070.

With the current economic conditions and high consumer debt in the Province, many consumers are struggling to maintain payments on their basic expenses.  This is one of the warning signsof financial hardship and should not be ignored.

If you find yourself heavily indebted and unable to make your payments contact us for a free consultation, over the phone or in person, in Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton or Charlottetown.  Powell Associates Ltd. is a licensed insolvency trustee focused on providing debt settlement, proposal and bankruptcy solutions for individuals and businesses.