How much will I receive?
You can receive up to a total of $500.
If you are single
To receive the full grant, you must earn $35,000 or less in annual adjusted net income.
If you earn approximately $50,000 or more in net income, you do not qualify for this grant.
If you are single, separated, divorced or widowed, your 2013 basic grant will be reduced by 3.33% of your adjusted net income over $35,000.
If you are part of a couple
To receive the full grant, you must earn $45,000 or less in combined adjusted family net income.
If you earn approximately $60,000 or more as a couple, you do not qualify for this grant.
If you are married or living common-law, your 2013 basic grant will be reduced by 3.33% of your income over $45,000.
You can access the Ontario Tax Credit Calculator to find out the tax savings you or your family may be eligible to receive.
How do I apply?
To get this money, you will need to file a 2012 personal income tax return and attach the completed Application for the 2013 Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Ontario Senior Homeowners’ property Tax Grant (form ON-BEN).
How do I report the amount of property tax I paid?
You must report the amount of property tax you paid on line 6112 on the form ON-BEN when you file your 2012 personal income tax return for the year.
When will I receive my money?
You should get your money by cheque or direct deposit within 4 to 8 weeks after you receive your Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency.
In addition to this grant for 2013, you may be eligible for the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit portion of the Ontario Trillium Benefit for 2013.
View the Ontario Benefits Payment Schedule for all payment dates
Need a hand to prepare your tax return?
If you are unable to prepare your income tax and benefit return yourself, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program may be able to help you.