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Pioneer Utility Grant (PUG)

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This is a subsidy provided to eligible Yukon seniors to partially offset higher home heating costs during the winter months.

To be eligible for PUG, you need to:

  • Be at least 65 years or older this year
  • Reside in Yukon for at least six months this year (with at least three of those months in the winter)

If you have lived in Yukon for less than a year, please call the Pioneer Utility Grant Hotline at 456-5500 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (extension 5500) to determine if you are eligible.

If you believe you may be eligible, please answer the questions below to determine your estimated grant amount.

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?

2(a). 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?

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

3(b). 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.

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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 have provided. There may be other criteria that could affect your eligibility or grant amount. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please call the Pioneer Utility Grant Hotline at 456-5500 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 (extension 5500).

To apply for the grant, you must download the forms, fill them in and send or take them to:

By mail:

  • Income Support Unit
  • Box 2703 (H-4)
  • Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2C6

In person:

  • Income Support Unit
  • 3168-3rd Avenue
  • Whitehorse, YT

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