Investing in Our Communities - Grant Programs

Help for Manitoba seniors


As part of the Family Affordability Package, Manitoba seniors with 2021 family net income of less than $40,000, who rent or own their own homes and claimed the Seniors Education Property Tax Credit as reported on their 2021 tax return, will receive a $300 payment.

This is a refundable tax credit and not taxable income.

It is estimated that approximately 52,500 senior households will receive a $300 payment, for a total of $16 million.


  • Aged 65 or older on December 31, 2021
  • Own or rent their principal residence
  • Claimed the Education Property Tax Credit on their 2021 income tax return form (MB479)*
  • Had less than a $40,000 in family net income as reported on their 2021 income tax return (line 6 on formMB479)

* Note that only one person can claim an Education Property Tax Credit for a given principal residence, and spouses and common-law partners cannot both claim the credit.

Available assistance

  • A $300 cheque will be mailed to each eligible senior household.

How to apply

  • There is no need to apply.
  • Cheques will be mailed by Manitoba Finance in the fall of 2022 to the recipients address as reflected on their 2021 tax return.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, these payments are separate and will not affect a person's eligibility for the Education Property Tax Rebate or the amount of their rebate payment.

Cheques will automatically be sent in fall 2022 to persons eligible to receive a payment.

Cheques will be mailed to the address indicated by an eligible person on their 2021 tax return.

Please contact Manitoba Government Inquiry at or call 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free).

No. The payments will be a refundable tax credit and will not be taxable or affect eligibility for other tax credits.

Contact us

  • Call: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free)