Seniors in Niagara Falls could qualify for two separate $100 rebates

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Published June 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm

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Seniors in Niagara Falls could soon qualify for two separate $100 rebates on both their water bill and their property taxes.

In a report presented by staff to Council, seniors could apply with the City from August 3 until August 30 to see if they qualify.

In an effort to aid Niagara Falls seniors, the City has created the Low Income Seniors’ Water Rebate with the qualifiers being they must have a municipal water account and be a recipient of federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (old-age pension.)

Similarly, the City’s Property Tax Grant, first created in 2011, could be given to any property owner who receives the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement, owns a primary residence in Niagara Falls and is a senior.

City staff told Council the costs would likely be about $60,000 for the water rebate and $25,000 for the tax rebate.

Applications for both rebates are available at City Hall, MacBain Centre or online.

(Photo courtesy of Niagara Falls Facebook page)

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