Calculate funding for senior's home-heating with the pioneer utility grant (PUG) calculator

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What is the PUG?

Yukon seniors who own or rent their homes can get a grant to help pay for home heating: the Pioneer Utility Grant.

Use the pioneer utility grant calculator to figure out how much of a grant you may get.

Who can apply for this funding?

  • Yukon seniors who are 65 or older in the year of the grant.
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Yukon for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Yukoners who live in the Yukon a minimum of 183 days every year:
    • 3 months of the 183 days must fall between October and March.

To find out if you're eligible and to calculation your grant, answer the questions below.

1. Do you live within Whitehorse city limits, or outside Whitehorse city limits?


Please proceed to the next question.

2. Do you own the residence you live in, or do you rent it?


2a. What percentage of heating costs do you pay at this residence during the winter?

If you pay all of the heating costs, enter 100%. If you share heating costs with someone else, enter the percentage you pay.

Please proceed to the next question.

3. Are you single or a part of a couple?


3a. What is your net income from Line 236 of your Canada Revenue Agency tax notice of assessment?

3b. What is your spouse's or common-law partner's net income from Line 236 of their Canada Revenue Agency tax notice of assessment?

Thank you. The results of your estimate are shown below.

Your estimated grant amount will be calculated as soon as you answer the questions above.

We have finished calculating your information and...

Based on your net income or other criteria you are not eligible for this grant.

Your estimated grant amount is $0

This amount is an estimate based on the information you provided. There may be other criteria that could affect your eligibility or grant amount.

For questions about applying for the Pioneer Utility Grant phone 867-667-5674 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5750.