Nova Scotia bracing for influx of income assistance applications

Province expects up to 10,000 people could need help now that federal pandemic funds have ended

CBC NewsTom Ayers

Nova Scotia's income assistance program is getting ready for an influx of people seeking financial help now that federal pandemic funding for individuals has ended.

Figures from the Community Services Department show 40,000 people were on the provincial income assistance program in March 2020, but more than 10,000 left the program during the pandemic. The department says many of those took advantage of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or its successor, the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB).

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CBC NewsTom Ayers, Posted: Nov 19, 2021 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: 8 minutes ago
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