Grant Name: Emergency Fuel Benefit







The emergency fuel benefit is designed to provide assistance to eligible households to assist with the costs of winter heating.

Examples of an emergency situation include:

  • 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.

For the purpose of assessing need for the emergency fuel benefit, the department will assess all household expenses, but remove the requirement that assets be depleted in order to qualify for assistance.


Any household in New Brunswick that is in an emergency situation and unable to afford the cost of heating its home may be eligible to receive this benefit. The department will assess eligibility on a case-by-case basis

How to Apply?

Please see website for details

Funding Amount

$550 per calendar year to eligible households

Contact Information

Acadian Peninsula (Region 8) (Regional Sub-Office) 20E St-Pierre Boulevard West, Caraquet
Chaleur (Region 6) (Regional Sub-Office) 275 Main Street, Bathurst
Edmundston (Region 4) (Regional Sub-Office) 121 de l’Église Street, Edmundston
Fredericton (Region 3) (Regional Sub-Office) 460 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton
Miramichi (Region 7) (Regional Sub-Office) 360 Pleasant Street, Miramichi
Moncton (Region 1) (Regional Sub-Office) 770 Main Street, Moncton
Restigouche (Region 5) (Regional Sub-Office) 157 Water Street, Campbellton
Saint John (Region 2) (Regional Sub-Office) 1 Agar Place, Saint John

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