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How do I get the rebate for my home heating oil, propane, natural gas, firewood or electricity delivered to my home?

If your current property assessment indicates 100% "residential taxable", or a combination of "residential taxable" with "resource taxable", "resource forest", or "resource exempt", your bulk vendor of home heating oil, propane, natural gas or firewood will deduct your rebate from your bill. For electricity, if your rate code is a residential code, your power provider will deduct your rebate from your bill.

If your property is assessed as partly residential taxable you may still qualify for a rebate. You will have to apply as a mixed used property. See Application Form Landlord and/or Mixed Residential/Commercial/Resource Farm Application for Your Energy Rebate.

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Residential Electricity Users.

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.

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How do I receive the rebate for other home energy products?

For all other home energy products (e.g., wood pellets, kerosene and cylinder propane) you must complete an application form to receive Your Energy Rebate. If you purchase firewood from a vendor other than a registered Bulk Vendor, you must complete an application form to receive Your Energy Rebate. See Application Form Consumer Application for Your Energy Rebate.

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How do I apply for my rebate on other home energy products?

Complete the application form in full.

Include all receipts for the home energy purchases.

Please ensure that your receipts indicate the following:

  • Supplier's HST number
  • Amount of HST paid 
  • Date of the purchase
  • Nature of the product (e.g. wood, wood pellets)

Invoices and/or receipts issued in the name of a person other than the applicant will not be accepted.

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I'm a homeowner and I don't see the rebate taken off the delivery slip that my energy provider left when they delivered my fuel. What do I do?

If you have any questions about your rebate, please call 1-800-670-4357, or in  HRM call 424-5200. You will have to apply for your rebate.

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How often can I submit a consumer application?

You may submit a consumer application when your rebate;

  • totals $30.00 or more; or
  • covers a period of 12 months or more

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How long do I have to apply for my rebate?

If you have paid HST on your residential use energy purchase and the rebate was not deducted from your bill, you have 24 months from the date of purchase to apply for your rebate.

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Where can I get an application form?

In Person

Access Nova Scotia

Email

yourenergyrebate@gov.ns.ca

Telephone

Halifax Region
(902) 424-5200

Toll-free in Nova Scotia
1-800-670-4357

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How do I complete an application form available on the website?

Your Energy Rebate program applications available on our website are PDF fillable forms that;

  • may be printed and completed manually; or
  • may be completed online and then printed; or
  • may be downloaded from our website and completed on your computer and then printed.

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Can I save the completed application form?

PDF fillable forms downloaded from our website and completed on your computer may be saved and used again without having to re-enter your identification information. You need only replace the dates covered by the application and the invoice details.

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PDF Fillable Application Forms

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