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Senior Citizens’ Financial Aid Regulations

made under Section 16 of the

Senior Citizens’ Financial Aid Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 419

O.I.C. 82-785 (June 29, 1982), N.S. Reg. 151/82

as amended up to O.I.C. 2013-206 (June 25, 2013), N.S. Reg. 230/2013

 

1     (1)    These regulations may be cited as the Senior Citizens’ Financial Aid Regulations.

 

       (2)    These regulations shall come into force and apply on and after the 30th day of March, 1982.

 

       (3)    All previous regulations relating to Special Social Assistance, Property Tax Rebate, and Rental Assistance are hereby repealed, subject to the right of qualified applicants who did not apply to receive Special Social Assistance, Rental Assistance or the Property Tax Rebate under the previous regulations to receive payment of the 1981 Special Social Assistance, Rental Assistance, or Property Tax Rebate for the 1980 rebate year, upon application being made and approved by the Director.

 

2     In these regulations

 

                (a)    “Act” means the Senior Citizens’ Financial Aid Act;

 

                (b)    “cohabit” means to live together continuously with another person as husband and wife;

 

                (c)    “Director” means the Director of Income Assistance;

Clause 2(c) amended: O.I.C. 2010-299, N.S. Reg. 121/2010.

 

                (d)    “Minister” means the Minister of Community Services;

 

                (da)  “needy person” means a senior citizen as defined in the Act who may be determined by the Director to be a person who qualifies for financial aid;

Clause 2(da) added: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.

 

                (db)  “person in need” means a senior citizen as defined in the Act, who, on the basis of a needs test similar to that established pursuant to the regulations under the Family Benefits Act and Part II of the Social Assistance Act that takes into account the person’s budgetary requirements and the income and resources available to him to meet such requirements, is found to be unable to provide adequately for himself, or for himself and his dependents, or any of them;

Clause 2(db) added: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.

 

                (e)    “spouse” means a husband or wife, or a person with whom that person cohabits although not legally married to that person.

 

2A  For the purpose of the test mentioned in the definition of “person in need”, the limitation of assets therein shall be

 

                (a)    three thousand dollars cash or liquid assets where the person in need is single; or

 

                (b)    five thousand, five hundred dollars cash or liquid assets where the person in need is married.

Section 2A added: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.

 

3     Subject to the general supervision of the Minister, the Director shall be responsible for the ordinary administration of these regulations.

 

3A  (1)    For the purpose of the test mentioned in the definition of “person in need”, the budgetary requirements shall be as prescribed in Appendix “B”.

 

       (2)    The Minister may increase annually the budgetary requirements specified in Appendix “B” in accordance with increases which are permitted by the Government of Canada cost-sharing guidelines under the Canada Assistance Plan.

Section 3A added: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.

 

3B   For the better carrying out of the purposes of the Act and the purposes of the making of grants of money as reimbursements or cost-sharing, in whole or in part, by the Government of Canada, the payment of financial aid to persons in need as defined in subsection [clause] (db) of Section 2 of these regulations may be considered as costs for the purposes of reimbursement of cost-sharing which is or may be provided by the Government of Canada, either pursuant to an agreement entered into under Section 17 of the Act or otherwise.

Section 3B added: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.

 

4     (1)    An applicant for financial aid shall submit an application in the form prescribed by the Director and shall furnish such information and documents relevant to the application as the Director requires.

 

       (2)    Where an applicant is not capable of signing the application form due to physical or mental disability, the Director may accept on behalf of the applicant the signature of some other responsible person.

 

5     The Director may refuse to pay financial aid to an applicant or a recipient who is absent from the Province for a period exceeding thirty consecutive days.

 

6     If the recipient is, in the opinion of the Director, incapacitated or incapable of managing his own affairs, the Director may pay the financial aid to a trustee for the benefit of the recipient.

 

7     (1)    If a recipient who is eligible for financial aid dies before the payment is made by the Director and has completed and signed an application, payment may be made to the appropriate person determined by the Director.

 

       (2)    Subject to subsection (3), where an applicant who is eligible for rental assistance dies before the payment is made by the Director and the applicant has completed and signed an application, payment of the rental assistance may be made to the appropriate person as determined by the Director for the period of time form the date of the death of the applicant.

 

       (3)    Where an applicant for rental assistance dies and is survived by a spouse who

 

                (a)    is not a recipient; and

 

                (b)    occupied the same residence as the deceased recipient at the date of death,

 

the rental assistance which the recipient would have been entitled to receive shall be paid to the surviving spouse for a period of three months from the date of death.

 

8     The Director may grant financial aid in the form of money payment by cheque.

 

9     Financial aid in the form of a property tax rebate shall be granted yearly at the time or times to be determined by the Minister.

Section 9 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

10   Financial aid in the form of Rental Assistance shall be granted monthly.

 

11   Notwithstanding when the payment is actually made, and unless otherwise specified by the Minister, the annual payment of Property Tax Rebate shall be for the twelve month period beginning on the 1st day of January in any year and ending on the 31st day of December in any year.

Section 11 amended: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.


Property tax

12   For the purposes of Sections 12 to 16 inclusive

 

                (a)    “property” means private residential property located in Nova Scotia;

 

                (b)    “rebate year” means the 12 month period designated by the Minister as the year for which a property tax rebate may be paid.

 

13   (1)    A rebate shall be paid by the Director to applicants who comply with the requirements of the Act and these regulations.

 

       (2)    The rebate paid pursuant to subsection (1) for the 2008 tax year and subsequent tax years shall be the greater of the following:

 

                         (i)     $15, and,

 

                         (ii)    50% of the actual property taxes paid in the rebate year to a maximum rebate payment of $800.

Clause 13(2)(ii) amended: O.I.C. 2013-206, N.S. Reg. 230/2013.

Subsection 13(2) replaced: O.I.C. 2010-299, N.S. Reg. 121/2010.

 

14   The Director may pay only one rebate in any one year to each applicant, and may pay only one rebate in relation to each property.

 

15   A person is eligible to receive a property tax rebate provided that

 

                (a)    he received the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Spouse’s Allowance in January in the year in which the rebate is made;

 

                (b)    at the time of application, he is an owner of property and regularly resides at the property for which a rebate is being claimed;

Clause 15(b) amended: O.I.C. 2010-299, N.S. Reg. 121/2010.

 

                (c)    he has paid property tax on the property for which a rebate is being claimed; and

 

                (d)    he provides a receipt to the Director which shows that the property tax for the rebate year has been paid.

 

16   Where there is more than one owner of a property, the Director may make the payment to the applicant or may pro-rate the payment, taking into account the proportion of property taxes paid by the applicant.


Special social assistance

17   (1)    For the purposes of Sections 17 to 24R

 

                (a)    “applicant” means a person who applies for assistance;

 

                (b)    “assistance” means Special Social Assistance;

 

                (c)    “budget deficit” means the amount by which the total costs of regularly occurring needs calculated in accordance with Sections 24D to 24M exceeds the income of the recipient as that income is calculated in accordance with Section 24O;

 

                (d)    “dependent child” means a person residing in Nova Scotia who is

 

                         (i)     dependent for support upon an applicant or recipient,

 

                         (ii)    the natural or adoptive child of an applicant or recipient,

 

                         (iii)   under the age of 18 years, or if over the age of 18 years is attending an educational program approved by the Director;

 

                (e)    “income maintenance payment” means a payment made to a person by the Government of Canada or the Province of Nova Scotia in respect of loss or presumed loss of income by reason of unemployment, loss of the principal family provider, illness, disability or age;

 

                (f)    “liquid assets” means cash, bonds, stocks, debentures and other assets that can be converted readily into cash and includes the beneficial interest in assets held in trust and available to be used for maintenance but does not include the amount remaining to be paid under a mortgage or agreement for sale or the cash surrender value of a life insurance policy;

 

                (g)    “mobile home” means any trailer that is

 

                         (i)     designed for or intended to be equipped with wheels, whether or not it is so equipped,

 

                         (ii)    constructed or manufactured to provide a residence for one or more persons, but does not include a travel trailer or tent trailer;

 

                (h)    “recipient” means a person who is in receipt of assistance;

 

                (i)     “unearned income” includes income maintenance payments, worker’s compensation, insurance payments, income from mortgages, alimony and maintenance payments, superannuation and income from investments such as stocks and bonds.

 

       (2)    For the purpose of subsection (3) of Section 5 of the Act, “financial aid” means assistance calculated and paid in accordance with these regulations.

Section 17 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

18   Money payments of assistance shall be made monthly by the Director to persons who are eligible to receive assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Act and regulations.

Section 18 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

19   (1)    An applicant for or a recipient of assistance shall provide such information concerning the applicant’s living conditions, health and financial circumstances as the Director may require.

 

       (2)    The applicant or recipient shall satisfy the Director that no other feasible source of income is available or sufficient to provide the applicant or recipient with food, clothing and shelter.

 

       (3)    In addition to the requirement prescribed in subsection (1), an applicant for or a recipient of assistance shall advise the Director of any changes in the circumstances of the applicant or recipient and the circumstances of a dependent relating to income, assets, shelter expenses, living arrangements, family size, and cohabitation immediately upon the occurrence of the change, and such notification shall be in writing if so requested by the Director.

Section 19 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

20   The Director may require that an applicant or recipient provide evidence under oath to establish the proof of any fact relating to the applicant’s or recipient’s eligibility for assistance.

Section 20 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

21   The Director may at any time suspend, increase, reduce, discontinue or resume assistance and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, may suspend payment of assistance to a recipient where the recipient is

 

                (a)    a patient in a hospital for a period in excess of thirty consecutive days; or

 

                (b)    imprisoned in any penitentiary to which the Penitentiary Act (Canada) applies, or in any jail, lockup or adult reformatory institution, for a period in excess of thirty consecutive days.

Section 21 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

22   (1)    The Director may increase, reduce, discontinue or suspend assistance paid to a person or on behalf of a person where there is a change in the circumstances of the recipient or person on whose behalf assistance is being paid.

 

       (2)    No assistance shall be paid on behalf of a dependent child under the Act and the regulations after the dependent child becomes twenty-one years of age.

 

       (3)    A dependent child shall not be included in the calculation of the budget deficit of an applicant or recipient unless the dependent child resides with the applicant or recipient.

 

       (4)    The Director may continue to pay assistance to the spouse of a recipient, who otherwise would not qualify for assistance, for not more than three months after the death of the recipient.

Section 22 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

23   Where two or more persons in the same household apply for or are in receipt of assistance the Director may

 

                (a)    pay each person the full amount to which the person is entitled under the Act and the regulations; or

 

                (b)    pay each person an amount equivalent to the allowance prescribed pursuant to Section 24D for food, clothing and miscellaneous essentials.

Section 23 replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24   Where, in the Director’s opinion, a husband and wife have separated for the purpose of enabling one or both of them to qualify for assistance, the Director shall not grant assistance to either of them.

Original Section 24 repealed: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86; added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24A   (1)  No person shall be entitled to receive assistance if at the time the person applies for assistance, the person’s total income from all sources as calculated pursuant to Section 24O is equal to or greater than the expenses and allowances specified in Sections 24D to 24M.

 

          (2)  For the purposes of this Section, the gross income from wages shall be considered at one hundred percent when calculating a person’s eligibility for assistance.

Section 24A added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24B    (1)  The amount of assistance payable shall be one hundred percent of the budget deficit.

 

          (2)  Despite subsection (1), when it has been determined that a person is eligible to receive assistance and the amount of assistance so determined is less than $15.00 per month, the person shall receive a payment of $15.00 per month.

Section 24B added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24C   For the purposes of Sections 24D to 24M, the expenses of an applicant for or a recipient of assistance shall be deemed to include the expenses of a spouse or person living as a spouse with the applicant or recipient.

Section 24C added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24D   (1)  An applicant or recipient who is boarding shall be allowed, in the amount and in the manner prescribed in Appendix “A”, as expenses in the calculation of the budget deficit:

 

                  (a)   a shelter allowance; and

                  (b)  a food, clothing and miscellaneous essentials allowance.

 

          (2)  An applicant or recipient who is renting or who owns a home shall be allowed, in the amount and in the manner prescribed in Appendix “A”, as expenses in the calculating of the budget deficit:

 

                  (a)   a food allowance;

                  (b)  a clothing allowance;

                  (c)   a miscellaneous essentials allowance; and

                  (d)  a special needs allowance where the recipient or the spouse of the recipient is 65 years of age or older.

Section 24D added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24E    (1)  An applicant or recipient who owns a home and who is making mortgage payments thereon shall be allowed one hundred percent of the mortgage payment, calculated monthly as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit.

 

          (2)  For the purpose of this Section, “mortgage payment” means the actual amount paid, calculated monthly, less any payment of taxes included in the payment, where the mortgage money has been obtained for the purpose of purchasing, repairing or renovating the residence of the applicant or recipient.

 

          (3)  Where only part of the mortgage money obtained has been used for the purpose of purchasing, repairing or renovating the residence of the applicant or recipient, the Director may prorate the mortgage payment and include in the budget of the applicant or recipient the part of the payment which relates to the purchasing, repairing or renovating of the residence.

Section 24E added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24F    (1)  Where a home is owned by an applicant or recipient, the applicant or recipient shall be allowed one hundred percent of the actual amount of taxes paid, calculated monthly, as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit.

 

          (2)  For the purposes of this Section and subsection (2) of Section 24E, “taxes” mean any tax imposed by or under an enactment in respect of real or personal property.

Section 24F added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24G   (1)  An applicant or recipient who owns a home shall be allowed a house maintenance allowance as prescribed in Appendix “A” as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit.

 

          (2)  An applicant or recipient who owns a home or who rents an accommodation shall be allowed a household supply allowance as prescribed in Appendix “A” as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit.

 

          (3)  For the purposes of this Section and Sections 24E and 24F, a “home” includes a mobile home.

Section 24G added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24H   An applicant or recipient who rents an accommodation shall be allowed, as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit, one hundred percent of the actual amount paid as rent per month.

Section 24H added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24I     An applicant or recipient who heats an accommodation shall be allowed, as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit, one hundred percent of the actual amount paid for heat per month.

Section 24I added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24J    An applicant or recipient who pays for electricity used by the applicant or recipient shall be allowed, as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit, one hundred percent of the actual amount paid for electricity per month.

Section 24J added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24K   An applicant or recipient who pays for water supply or service used by the applicant or recipient shall be allowed, as an expense in the calculation of the budget deficit, one hundred percent of the actual amount paid for water supply or service calculated monthly.

Section 24K added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24L    An applicant or recipient shall be allowed a transportation allowance as prescribed in Appendix “A” as an expense in the calculations of the budget deficit.

Section 24L added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24M  The Minister shall review annually the amounts specified in Appendix “A” to these regulations and shall increase those allowances by adjustment to the nearest dollar in accordance with any adjustments to similar allowances made by the Minister pursuant to the Family Benefits Act and the Family Benefits Regulations.

Section 24M replaced: O.I.C. 94-280, N.S. Reg. 56/94.

 

24N   The Minister shall review annually the amounts specified in Appendix “A” to these regulations and he shall increase those allowances by adjustment to the nearest dollar effective January 1 in each calendar year thereafter, by such amount as is approved by the Governor in Council.

Section 24N added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24O   (1)  For the purposes of computing the amount of assistance payable pursuant to the Act and these regulations, the income of an applicant or recipient shall be deemed to include the income of the spouse or person cohabiting with the applicant or recipient and the income received by an applicant or recipient on behalf of a dependent child.

 

          (2)  For the purposes of computing the amount of assistance pursuant to these regulations, the income of an applicant or recipient under these regulations shall include the monthly income from the following sources calculated in the manner prescribed:

 

                  (a)   one hundred percent of gross wages earned;

 

                  (b)  where boarders are living with the applicant or recipient, the greater of

 

                         (i)     twenty-five percent of the gross amount received per month, or

 

                         (ii)    a minimum charge of ten dollars per month per boarder;

 

                  (c)   eighty percent of the gross amount received from roomers;

 

                  (d)  where an applicant or recipient receives rent from properties,

 

                         (i)     fifty percent of the gross amount received if the property from which the rent is derived is property which is separate from the residence of the applicant or recipient, or

 

                         (ii)    eighty percent of the gross amount received if the property from which the rent is derived is the property in which the applicant or recipient resides;

 

                  (e)   fifty percent of the net profit from a business; and

 

                  (f)   one hundred percent of unearned income.

 

          (3)  For the purposes of calculating twenty-five percent of the gross amount received pursuant to subclause (i) of clause (b) of subsection (2), the amounts prescribed in Appendix “A” shall be deemed to be the amounts received where the boarder is a recipient of Family Benefits or is in receipt of Old Age Security.

 

          (4)  The Minister may direct that the requirements of clause (b) of subsection (2) of this Section do not apply where the boarder is a child of the applicant or the recipient, and the Minister is of the opinion that to apply the said clause would create undue hardship to the child or the child’s family.

 

          (5)  For the purposes of this Section, the Director may from time to time determine what constitutes net income, net profits, gross income, gross wages or net wages.

 

          (6)  For the purposes of these regulations, Family Allowance, the refundable Child Tax Credit and the Goods and Services Tax Credit payments under the Income Tax Act shall not be considered as income.

Section 24O added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24P    (1)  The Director shall not grant assistance to an applicant or recipient who is single and who has cash or liquid assets or a combination thereof in excess of $3,000.00, or is married and has cash or liquid assets or a combination thereof in excess of $5,500.00.

 

          (2)  For the purposes of this Section, the assets of an applicant or recipient shall be deemed to include the assets of the spouse or person cohabiting with the applicant or recipient.

Section 24P added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24Q   The Director may require an applicant or recipient to convert liquid assets into cash before the Director will grant or continue to grant assistance under the Act and these regulations.

Section 24Q added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.

 

24R   (1)  The Director may refuse to grant or to continue to grant assistance where, in the opinion of the Director, the applicant or recipient dissipates, spends, invests or deals with the assets in an unreasonable manner.

 

          (2)  Despite subsection (1), an applicant or recipient shall not be prejudiced where assets have been spent for

 

                  (a)   personal or family shelter including the purchase of a home or the payment of a mortgage or debts and purchases as approved by the Director;

 

                  (b)  basic necessities; or

 

                  (c)   necessary repairs and replacement to the home occupied by the applicant or recipient.

 

          (3)  In order to rely on subsection (2), an applicant or recipient shall provide proof to the satisfaction of the Director that assets were spent for the purpose set out in that subsection.

Section 24R added: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.


Rental assistance

25   For the purposes of Sections 25 to 34 inclusive

 

                (a)    “income” means income as calculated pursuant to the Old Age Security Act of Canada when determining a person’s eligibility for the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Spouse’s Allowance;

 

                (b)    “senior citizens’ housing” means rental accommodation which is provided to senior citizens and which is subsidized by the municipal, provincial or federal level of government;

 

                (c)    “rent” means money paid periodically by an applicant or recipient for the habitation of a rental accommodation or valuable consideration or services given by an applicant, or a recipient, in lieu of money paid for the habitation of a rental accommodation;

 

                (d)    “rental accommodation” means an apartment or similar type of residence but does not include accommodation in a private home or boarding house unless the resident thereof is responsible for preparing his meals in a fixed food preparation area within the residential accommodation.

 

26   (1)    An applicant is entitled to apply for rental assistance for the rental accommodation where he regularly resides.

 

       (2)    Residents of senior citizens housing units and homes for special care are not eligible to apply for or to receive rental assistance.

 

27   An applicant for rental assistance shall submit an application in the form prescribed by the Director and shall furnish such information and documents relevant to the application as the Director requires.

 

28   The Director may suspend payment of rental assistance to a recipient where a recipient is absent from the Province for a period exceeding thirty consecutive days.

 

29   (1)    Where the income of an applicant is within one of the income levels prescribed in Appendix “C”, the amount of rental assistance an applicant is entitled to receive shall be calculated by using the supplement rate which is prescribed in Appendix “C” which corresponds to the income range as prescribed in Appendix “C” and then multiplying the supplement rate by the amount of rent the applicant pays per month which is in excess of 30% of his income.

 

       (2)    An applicant is not eligible to receive rental assistance unless his income is within one of the income levels prescribed in Appendix”C”.

 

30   (1)    For the purposes of these regulations, the income of an applicant or recipient shall be deemed to include the income of the spouse of the applicant or recipient.

 

       (2)    When determining the amount of the monthly rent which is in excess of the percentage referred to in Section [subsection] 29(1), the monthly rent or the amount prescribed in Appendix “C”, whichever is the lesser, shall be used in the calculations.

 

       (3)    In those instances where the rent paid by an applicant or recipient does not include heating costs, the applicant or recipient shall be allowed a heating allowance as prescribed in Appendix”C” as a cost to be included in the calculation of the rent of the applicant or recipient.

 

31   The Minister shall review annually the income levels and the amounts of monthly rent prescribed in Appendix “C” and shall increase the amounts by adjustment to the nearest dollar in accordance with any increase in the consumer price index, and he may also adjust the supplement rates prescribed in Appendix “C”.

Section 31 replaced: O.I.C. 88-846, N.S. Reg. 179/88.

 

32   (1)    Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the amount of a recipient’s rental assistance shall be reviewed at least once a year, and adjusted to take into account changes in the recipient’s circumstances.

 

       (2)    Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this Section, where there is

 

                (a)    a change in the recipient’s marital status; or

 

                (b)    a change in the amount of rent paid; or

 

                (c)    a change in the recipient’s Guaranteed Income Supplement,

 

the amount of a recipient’s rental assistance may be adjusted more frequently than once a year.


Subsection 32(3) repealed: O.I.C. 88-846, N.S. Reg. 179/88.

 

33   When it has been determined that a person is eligible for rental assistance, the minimum assistance payable shall be $15.00 per month.

 

34   (1)    Subject to subsection (2), the Director may make only one rental assistance payment per month in relation to a rental accommodation.

 

       (2)    Where there is more than one applicant residing in a rental accommodation, the Director may make a payment to each applicant provided that the applicant is eligible pursuant to the provisions of these regulations.

 

       (3)    Where two or more applicants together occupy the same residence, the rent paid by each of them may, for the purposes of these regulations, be equally apportioned among them, but the aggregate amount of rent claimed by them shall not exceed the amount prescribed in Appendix “C” pursuant to Section [subsection] 30(2) for persons who have a spouse.

 

35   (1)    Any person who applies for rental assistance on and after the 1st day of August, 1988, shall have his eligibility for rental assistance determined on the basis of the regulations which were in force on and after that date.

 

       (2)    Where a person who was in receipt of rental assistance on or before the 1st day of August, 1988, or whose eligibility for assistance was being assessed prior to the 1st day of August, 1988 and a decision is made to grant benefits on or after the 1st day of August, 1988, would receive assistance under the provisions of the regulations which were in force prior to the 1st day of August, 1988, which is equal to or greater than the assistance he would receive if his eligibility were determined on the basis of the regulations which came into force on and after the 1st day of August, 1988 the Director shall pay the assistance on the basis of the regulations which were in force prior to the 1st day of August, 1988.

Section 35 added: O.I.C. 88-846, N.S. Reg. 179/88.



Appendix “A”

 

1.    For the purposes of Sections 24D(1)(a) and 24M of the Senior Citizens Financial Aid Regulations, the allowances for shelter expenses are hereby prescribed in the following amounts and in the following manner:

Family Size

Own Home or Rent

Boarding

1 Person

$508

$225

2 Persons

552

282

3+ Persons

597

340

 

2.    For the purposes of Sections 24D(1)(b) and 24D(2) of the regulations, the allowances for food, clothing and miscellaneous essentials are hereby prescribed in the following amounts and in the following manner:

Age group

Own home or rent

Boarding

 

Food

Clothing

Misc.

Total

Food, Clothing & Misc. Essentials

0-6 Years

$ 83

$20

$17

$120

$120

7-12 Years

110

20

17

147

147

13-18 Years

131

20

17

168

168

Over 19 Years

124

33

17

174

153

 

3.    For the purposes of Section 24D(2)(d) of the regulations, the amount of $175.00 per month is hereby prescribed as a special needs allowance.

 

4.    For the purposes of Section 24G(1) of the regulations, the amount of $43.00 per month is hereby prescribed as a household maintenance allowance.

 

5.    For the purposes of Section 24G(2) of the regulations, the amount of $28 per month is hereby prescribed as a household supply allowance.

 

6.    For the purposes of Section 24L of the regulations, the amount of $18 per month is hereby prescribed as a transportation allowance.

 

7.    For the purposes of Section 24O(3) of the regulations, the following amounts are hereby prescribed:

 

                (a)    $307.00 per month where there is 1 adult boarder;

 

                (b)    $444.00 per month where the boarders are 1 adult and 1 child;

 

                (c)    $555.00 per month where the boarders are 1 adult and 2 children;

 

                (d)    where the boarders are 1 adult and 3 or more children the amount of $555.00 shall be increased by $53.00 per month for the third and each subsequent child;

 

                (e)    $525.00 per month where the boarders are 2 adults;

 

                (f)     $585.00 per month where the boarders are 2 adults and 1 child;

 

                (g)    $641 per month where the boarders are 2 adults and 2 children;

 

                (h)    where the boarders are 2 adults and 3 or more children the amount of $641.00 shall be increased by $53.00 per month for the third and each subsequent child.

Appendix “A” replaced: O.I.C. 91-1419, N.S. Reg. 248/91.



Appendix “B”


For the purpose of Section 3A the following budgetary requirements are hereby prescribed for the fiscal year 1982-83:


For persons in their own home, renting or boarding:

 

Single

 

Married

Shelter

$346.00

 

$379.00

Personal

127.00

 

254.00

Household supplies (maintenance)

34.00

 

34.00

Transportation

14.00

 

14.00

Flat rate allowance

125.00

 

250.00

TOTAL

$646.00

 

$931.00


For the purpose of Section 3A the following budgetary requirements are hereby prescribed for the fiscal year 1983-84:


For persons in their own home, renting or boarding:

 

Single

 

Married

Shelter

$360.00

 

$395.00

Personal

130.00

 

260.00

Household supplies (maintenance)

35.00

 

35.00

Transportation

14.00

 

14.00

Flat rate allowance

125.00

 

250.00

TOTAL

$664.00

 

$954.00


For the purpose of Section 3A the following budgetary requirements are hereby prescribed for the fiscal year 1984-85:


For persons in their own home, renting or boarding:

 

Single

 

Married

Shelter

$372.00

 

$ 408.00

Personal

136.00

 

272.00

Household supplies (maintenance)

36.00

 

36.00

Transportation

15.00

 

15.00

Flat rate allowance

150.00

 

300.00

TOTAL

$709.00

 

$1031.00


For the purpose of Section 3A the following budgetary requirements are hereby prescribed for the fiscal year 1985-86:


For persons in their own home, renting or boarding:

 

Single

 

Married

Shelter

$390.00

 

$428.00

Personal

139.00

 

278.00

Household supplies (maintenance)

38.00

 

38.00

Transportation

16.00

 

16.00

Flat rate allowance

175.00

 

350.00

TOTAL

$758.00

 

$1110.00


For the purpose of Section 3A the following budgetary requirements are hereby prescribed for the fiscal year 1986-87:


For persons in their own home, renting or boarding:

 

Single

 

Married

Shelter

$395.00

 

$433.00

Personal

141.00

 

282.00

Household supplies (maintenance)

38.00

 

38.00

Transportation

16.00

 

16.00

Flat rate allowance

175.00

 

350.00

TOTAL

$765.00

 

$1119.00

Appendix “B” replaced: O.I.C. 86-1333, N.S. Reg. 273/86.



Appendix “C”

 

1     For the purpose of Section 29(1) the following income levels and supplement rates are hereby prescribed:

Income per month

Supplement rate

Seniors with Spouse

 

 

$ 417.99

75%

$ 418.00

-

487.99

70%

488.00

-

627.99

65%

628.00

-

737.99

60%

738.00

-

847.99

55%

848.00

 

1,599.00

50%

Seniors without Spouse

 

 

$ 417.99

75%

$ 418.00

-

487.99

70%

488.00

-

627.99

65%

628.00

-

737.99

60%

738.00

-

1,250.00

55%

Section 1 replaced: O.I.C. 88-846, N.S. Reg. 179/88.

 

2     For the purpose of Section 30(2), the amount of $375.00 is hereby prescribed for single persons and the amount of $475.00 is hereby prescribed for persons who have a spouse.

Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 88-846, N.S. Reg. 179/88.

 

3     For the purpose of Section 30(3), the amount of $30.00 is hereby prescribed as a heating allowance.