On August 8th, 2011, the Nova Scotia government made several changes that affect access to special needs allowances under the income assistance system. In the summer of 2012, the CCPA-NS began an analysis of these changes, interviewing stakeholders and holding a community forum. This report looks at the major themes that emerged in those interviews, and also offers long- and short-term recommendations for the NS income assistance system that will help us to better meet the needs of Nova Scotians living in poverty and support their health and dignity.
- A 4-page summary of this report is available, here: Policy Points: Cornerstone Compromised.
Policy Points: Cornerstone Compromised
A critical analysis of changes to Special Needs Assistance in Nova Scotia