Eligibility Requirements & Documents Needed

In order to be eligible for a Home Owner Grant, a property owner must meet all of the following qualifications. An owner together with his/her spouse qualifies for a grant on only one residence in the Province in any one calendar year.

Qualification for Basic Grant
Required Action and Documentation
You live in British Columbia
Application must be submitted each year - no additional documentation is required
You occupy the residence as your principal residence
Application must be submitted each year - no additional documentation is required
You’re Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Application must be submitted each year - no additional documentation is required
You’re the registered owner of the residence
Application must be submitted each year - no additional documentation is required


Additional Grant

To qualify for the additional grant you must also meet the criteria for the basic grant and one of the five categories listed:

Additional Grant Categories
Required Action and Documentation
Person receiving disability assistance: Person with disabilities receiving assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act
If this is your first year applying, you will need to provide either of the two forms:Note: CPP disability pension or WCB does not automatically qualify a person for this grant
Person with severe mental or physical disabilities or living with spouse or relative with disabilities:
Person incurring one of the following costs:
  • You are paying at least $150 per month for assistance with daily living activities in your principal residence
  • You have spent at least $2,000 for qualifying modifications to your principal residence
  • You purchased your principal residence with qualifying modifications made by a previous owner that have a value of at least $2,000
If this is your first year applying, you will need to provide the following form:
Senior: 65 or over during the current year
Each year include your birthrate on the grant application (no additional form needed)
Spouse or relative of deceased owner: Under certain circumstances you may apply on behalf of the deceased owner
  • A copy of the deceased owner’s death certificate
  • Proof of residency for the person claiming the grant, showing that they lived on the property at the time of death
Veteran: Surviving spouse of a veteran who received assistance under War Veteran Allowance Act (Canada) or Civilian War-Related Benefits Act
Confirmation letter from Veteran Affairs Canada showing you receive a War Veterans Allowance in the first year of application


For more information on the Home Owner Grant program, please visit the Provincial Home Owners Grant website.