Your Energy Rebate is a program designed to help Nova Scotians with the rising cost of home energy. For most, the rebate is automatically credited on the bill by the power company and fuel distributors (home-delivered oil, propane, firewood and natural gas). For other energy sources, such as kerosene, coal and wood pellets, Nova Scotians are able to apply for the rebate.
If you are being billed at the domestic service rate, the rebate is automatically deducted from your bill. The base charge is also eligible for the rebate.
Effective January 1, 2010, energy efficiency program charges are eligible for the rebate.
If you buy home energy for heating purposes, you are eligible to receive the rebate. The rebate does not depend on your income level.
It is on the total eligible cost of residential use energy and is equivalent to the provincial portion of the HST.
The rebate applies to all sources of residential use energy including home heating fuel, natural gas, propane, firewood, wood pellets, coal, kerosene and electricity.
Only purchases where HST has been paid to an HST registered vendor qualify for the rebate.
It depends on how much energy you use. If your residential use energy purchases in a year totaled $2500, you'd save about $250.
If you wish to authorize someone else to speak on your behalf concerning an application, you can fill out the section on the application authorizing a representative or you can submit a Letter of Authority form to authorize a representative.