School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+)

Service School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+)
Description Rebates available for income-tested tenants over the age of 55 to offset the school tax portion of rent costs.
Coverage Annual rebates of up to $175.00. The rebate is payable once a year.
Eligibility To be eligible for School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus, applicants must:
  • be at least 55 years of age;
  • be a renter in Manitoba;
  • have a combined net income of less than $23,800;
  • have claimed rent on the MB479 (Education Property Tax Credit) on the previous year's income tax return; and
  • not live in non-profit housing for the elderly or in projects licensed under The Elderly and Infirm Persons' Housing Act because rent in these housing units does not include school tax costs.
You may apply retroactively for rebates up to four years prior to the current year.
Applying Please use the forms provided below to apply:

Stat 55 Plus appllication information sheet (PDF) - This document explains in detail the eligibility criteria and how to complete the application form.

Stat 55 Plus application form (PDF) -  Complete this application to apply for the current application year or if you are applying for only one previous tax year.

Stat 55 Plus Other Years application form (PDF) - This form is used to apply for more than one year at a time. You may use it to apply for four (4) retroactive tax years prior to the current tax year.

ISP fillable direct deposit form - (PDF) This fillable form is to be completed if you would like to have payment made by direct deposit. Once fully completed the original signed form should be mailed to or dropped off at our office. See below for the address.

Area Served Manitoba
Hours 08:30AM – 04:30PM, Monday to Friday
Languages English and French
Access Wheelchair accessible
Organization Government
Toll-free 1-877-587-6224
Telephone 204-945-2197
TTY 204-945-4796
Fax 204-945-3930
Address Provincial Services
Manitoba Family Services
102 - 114 Garry Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1G1


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