City Financial Assistance Programs for Older Adults

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

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