Government Programs

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Services for persons with disabilities (provincial)

 

 

Housing programs for persons with disabilities (provincial)

 

Community Access - Ability Program Grants (provincial)

This program reflects the Government of Nova Scotia's commitment to persons with disabilities by providing equal

opportunity and improved access to community facilities.

 

Rebate information and application on computer purchase (provincial)

Rebate is equal to the lesser of $375.00 or the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) paid on the

purchase of a computer by an eligible person or on behalf of an eligible person who is physically or visually or

hearing impaired or mentally challenged.

Rebate information and application on vehicle purchase (provincial)

Rebate is equal to the lesser of $3,750.00 or the provincial portion of the Harmonized

Sales Tax (HST) paid on the purchase of a motor vehicle by a person or to transport a person who has lost the

complete use of both lower limbs.

 

Enabling Accessibility Fund (federal)

This fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations

related to improving accessibility in the workplace and community.

 

(RDSP) Registered Disability Savings Plans (federal)

This is a savings plan intended to help parents and others save for the long term financial security of a

person who is eligible for the disability tax credit.

 

Disability Tax Credit and other deductions (federal)

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in

physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

 

Excise gasoline tax refund program (federal)

This program refunds a portion of the federal excise tax on gasoline bought for use by eligible persons or

organizations.

 

Canadian Pension Plan (federal) 

This program provides pensions and benefits when contributors retire, become disabled, or die.

 

 

Supporting persons with disabilities live independently in the community

 

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