If you are an older adult living in Mississauga and you meet financial assistance criteria, you may be eligible for City financial assistance programs for older adults. Here is a snapshot of the City financial assistance programs for older adults:
Property Tax Rebate Program
The City of Mississauga offers a tax rebate on annual property taxes for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities who own and occupy their own home. The rebate is applied to your tax account to offset property taxes.The annual rebate will now be set by Council each spring at the time Council approves the final tax rates. The rebate amount for the 2019 taxation year is $423. For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/taxassistance.
Stormwater Subsidy Program
Low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities may be eligible for a subsidy to offset their stormwater charge. The subsidy is based on the City’s Tax Rebate Program and staff will use the existing property tax rebate process and eligibility to automatically identify property owners who will be eligible. For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/stormwater/residential-charge.
Outdoor Maintenance Subsidy Program
Beginning in 2019 the
maximum annual subsidy will be $350 per year for outdoor maintenance services
paid for by eligible applicants. Outdoor maintenance means garden work
including the care of lawns, plants and trees in the yard of a residence and
snow removal. The program is for financial assistance only; the City does not
perform any maintenance service for residents.
For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/outdoor-maintenance-subsidy.
Active Assist Program
The City of Mississauga’s
fee assistance program gives residents living in low-income households the
chance to participate in Recreation and Culture activities. Each eligible
family member will receive a non-refundable credit of $275. It is valid for one
year and you may apply and receive credit once per year. For more information about this program,
please visit www.mississauga.ca/activeassist.
Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program
This program helps
residents by clearing space in the snow windrow at the end of their driveway
after a snowplow has cleared the road.
For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/drivewaywindrowprogram.
MiWay Affordable Transit Program
The MiWay Affordable Transit Program provides low-income residents living in Mississauga with access to affordable public transit. The program subsidizes the cost of adult and senior monthly passes by 50% for residents that fall within the Low Income Measure (LIM) thresholds reported by Statistics Canada. For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/miway/affordable-transit-program.
MiWay Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak Program
MiWay offers a $1.00 cash fare to seniors during off-peak hours on Weekdays (from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m.) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. On request, senior riders (age 65+) must present a piece of valid Government issued photo identification or a MiWay issued senior identification card to the bus driver to receive the one-dollar fare. For more information about this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/miway/busfares.
For more information regarding financial assistance programs for seniors, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/olderadults-assistance.