Disabled Homeowner's Refunds

There are a number of programs available to assist disabled homeowners:

1. Property Tax Increase Deferral Program
This program allows disabled homeowners to apply for a deferral of property tax increases. If you have applied for and received a deferral last year, you should continue to apply each year, even where your taxes may have decreased. This will ensure that you obtain the maximum deferral benefit. It is important to note that the total deferral amount must be paid back to the City if you no longer own the property.

To qualify for a deferral of a property tax increase you must:

  • • Have a combined household income of $50,000 or less AND
  • • Be a person with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits.

Contact Access Rebates to get more details.

2. Property Tax Increase Cancellation Program
This program gives disabled homeowners the opportunity to apply for a cancellation of property tax increases.

If you have applied for and received a cancellation last year, you should continue to apply each year, even where your taxes may have decreased. This will ensure that you obtain the maximum deferral benefit.

To qualify for a cancellation of a property tax increase you must:

  • • Have a combined household income of $38,000 or less
  • • Have a residential assessment of $715,000 or less
  • • Be a person with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits

3. Water Rebate Program (City of Toronto)
This program offers a water rebate if you are a disabled homeowner who consumes less than 400 cubic meters (m³) of water each year.

You must submit your application by the deadline. After December 31, the City will calculate your annual water consumption. If you meet all eligibility criteria, a rebate will be applied to your utility bill in the year following the application year.

To qualify for the water rebate program you must:

  • • Have a combined household income of $50,000 or less
  • • Consume less than 400 m³ annually
  • • Have metered water service in your home. If you have applied for a meter to be installed in your home, and are still on a flat rate billing program, you may submit your application to be considered
  • • Be a person with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits