New Brunswick’s Emergency Fuel Benefit

Given the unprecedented length and cold weather that this winter has brought us, many people may be struggling to pay their heating bills.  The Province provides some assistance by way of an emergency fuel benefit of up to $550. 

Examples of emergency situations (taken from the government website):

• a high heating bill due to the cold, which means that you are not able to pay your rent or mortgage;
• having to choose between feeding your family and paying your winter heating bill; or
• an illness resulting in unexpected high medical costs, which have made it hard to pay your heating bill.

If you’re encountering difficulty paying your heating bill this winter, you can find more information, including how the payment is calculated, on the Province’s website by clicking here