Department of Finance
Revenue and Taxation Division
PO Box 3000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1-800-669-7070

2021 Home Energy Assistance Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program provides a $100 benefit designed to help low-income families cope with high energy prices. The program will provide a payment of $100 to families with incomes up to, and including $30,000.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Maintain a principal place of residence within New Brunswick at the time of application (either a house, an apartment, or a living unit that is a self-contained domestic establishment with its own access and contains a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping facilities);
  • Have had a total family income (applicant and spouse or common-law partner) of $30,000 or less in 2019.
  • Be a resident of New Brunswick as of December 31, 2019 and have filed a 2019 New Brunswick Income Tax Return.
  • Provide a copy of an electricity bill for your home dated after November 1, 2020. If electricity costs are included in your rent, provide the name and telephone number of your landlord at the time of application.

The department of Finance will process the applications and issue the benefit to qualifying applicants. In special circumstances where the total family income for 2019 was over $30,000 and the expected total family income will be $30,000 or less for 2020 (example: loss of employment or other reasons), an applicant may still be eligible for the benefit.

Application forms will be available January 4 20121. When submitting their applications, applicants must provide information on their total family income, and a copy of a recent electricity bill (dated after November 1, 2020). Only one benefit per household (address) will be provided.

Application forms will also be available January 2  2020 at Service New Brunswick centres, online at or by calling the department of Finance at 1-800-669-7070.

For more information on this program, please contact the department of Finance, Revenue and Taxation Division at 1-800-669-7070, Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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