Low Income Disabled Homeowners

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The Town of Whitby offers two programs to assist low income disabled homeowners who live in Whitby.

Tax Reduction

You can qualify for a $300.00 reduction in your property tax per year if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your annual income must qualify to receive the Ontario Disability Support Program provided through the Ministry of Community and Social Services (Ontario). See below for income requirements. (Please provide a copy of the paperwork to confirm that you are currently in receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program when you submit your annual application). 
  • You must own and occupy the property as a principal residence.
  • You must make application to the Town of Whitby by December 31st of each year.

Application

If you qualified for this program in the previous year an application form for the current year will automatically be mailed to you in early July.

You may also download the application form (PDF, 24kB).

If this is your first time applying for this rebate please call our office so your name can be placed on the mailing list.

If you have any questions, please contact the Taxation section.

Tax Deferral Program

The Tax Deferral Program applies to assessment-related increases only.

If your property taxes have increased more than $100.00 due to reassessment, and you meet the same requirements as the above tax reduction program, you may qualify to defer this increase until you sell your house or transfer ownership.

Please remember that this deferral is a lien on your property due and payable in full once you sell your house or transfer ownership.

Application

If you qualified for this program in the previous year an application form for the current year will automatically be mailed to you in early July.

You may also download the application form. (PDF, 25kB)

If you have any questions, please contact the Taxation section.

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is administered by the Ministry of Community and Social Services of Ontario. You must apply directly to the Ministry for this program.

In order to be eligible for ODSP benefits, the applicant must live in Ontario, be 18 years of age or older, be in financial need, and have assets no greater than limits set for the program.

You may be eligible if:

  • you have a substantial physical or mental condition that is continuous or recurrent and is expected to last one year or more
  • your condition restricts your ability to care for yourself or function in the community, or workplace, and an expert (for example a doctor or psychiatrist) has verified your condition

Note: Please see the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, section 4, subsections 1 to 3 for the legal wording of this definition.

For more information on this program, please call: Ministry of Community and Social Services - Ontario Disability Support Program in Whitby at 905.440.1030 or toll-free at 1.800.722.1196.

Ministry of Community and Social Services - Ontario Disability Support Program