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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaria View Post
    hi,
    i'm a working adult but i rent basement from my parents' (their house). for the income criteria, does anyone know if they will add my income to my parents' income to determine the household income?

    my tax return is registered with the house address and doesn't specify main floor, basement, etc.

    thanks in advance.
    No they won't. If your name is NOT there on the Hydro bill.

    if just your dad's or mom's ( or both ) name is on the Hydro bill, and if their income is less than the threshold, I think $ 28,000 ask them to apply , without putting your name anywhere on the form.

    They will qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Charger View Post
    I applied last year, I am on LTD and CPP disability, my wife does not work.. and we were denied.... And whoever said it, it's NOT well advertised....
    Why ? Did your income go above $ 28,000 , if NOT , they should and have to give it to you. You should appeal, don't give up. Might be some error or glitch on their part.

    they send the info to CRA to confirm income and sometimes CRA screws up. I know dome couple who are low income and on OAS and GIS, they get $ 400 property tax rebate from the city each year and they qualify for that.

    when they applied for it, the city denied it, because they (city) sent the info to Service Canada to confirm they were on OAS and GIS. Service Canada screwed up and denied they are on GIS, so the city didn't give them $ 400 property tax rebate, can't blame the city for that.

    then they faced all the documents to the City and proved that they ARE on OAS and GIS, so finally the city and Service Canada aplogised and paid them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaria View Post
    hi,
    i'm a working adult but i rent basement from my parents' (their house). for the income criteria, does anyone know if they will add my income to my parents' income to determine the household income?

    my tax return is registered with the house address and doesn't specify main floor, basement, etc.

    thanks in advance.
    It is whoever is registered on the hydro bill that needs to apply.
    Last edited by barbis9; Fri, Nov 4th, 2016 at 11:56 AM.
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    Don't forget to apply for this, If you are eligible & qualify.

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    This is electricity ( hydro )rebate for low income people in ON.

    Are there any similar rebates for HEATING i.e Natural furnace gas heating for your house in ON for low income people ?

    I know someone, who might need a heating rebate similar to this hydro rebate on their bill. Could come handy this Winter

    I am already helping them apply for this Hydro- Electricity rebate. Looks like they are eligible as both of them receive GIS & OAS.

    I am also helping them get some City rebate for snow removal for their driveway. They are senior citizens on GIS.
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    I hope low income ( especially seniors ) are applying for this.
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    I hope this is moved to Personal Finance so more people can see this.
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    Does it really take 6-8 weeks for it to be processed as mentioned in the FAQ?

    Or can/has it be done sooner?

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    Applied online for a Senior couple on August 11, 2018, the monthly rebate was approved by OESP on August 30, 2018.

    Had to mail in the consent form, but the application was online.

    Now they will send this approval info to the Utility provider. So hopefully the September Hydro bill at the end of the month has the OESP rebate on it.
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    Interesting that you posted the consent form had to be mailed in. Canada Post workers are likely to have some job action this month if contract talks don't show progress. I have read of a possible strike on Sept.26. It'd be great if utilities offered a backup or alternative to mail (i.e allow scanned attachments or files in e-mails, but still provide mail-in when postal service is running normally) during job action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    Interesting that you posted the consent form had to be mailed in. Canada Post workers are likely to have some job action this month if contract talks don't show progress. I have read of a possible strike on Sept.26. It'd be great if utilities offered a backup or alternative to mail (i.e allow scanned attachments or files in e-mails, but still provide mail-in when postal service is running normally) during job action.
    Yeah that's weird. Don't know why they can't keep everything online & digital.

    It's like 99 % of the application is online & then you have to mail a consent form proving that you are the one who actually did the application & they can release your info to CRA, Utility company etc. Which totally defaets the purpose of an online application.

    The consent form can get lost or delayed in mail, you never know.
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    They need hard signatures - original handwritten - on the consent form. No photocopies, scans or faxes will be accepted.

    So you can't even email it or fax it to them. But rest is simple. The consent form gets printed in the end, everything is on it, you just have to sign & mail it.
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    There is an announcement today by the Ford government that there is more natural gas going to rural parts of the province, the help more people
    https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2018/...tural-gas.html

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