The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

Bill No. 23

An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Regulations to Relieve Financial Hardship

An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Regulations to Relieve Financial Hardship

Introduced by:
Honourable Maureen MacDonald
Halifax Needham

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Pension Benefits Regulations made pursuant to the Pension Benefits Act, to relieve financial hardship by

(a) deleting the application fee;

(b) adding definitions of “home insurance expense circumstance”, “home repair expenses” and “home repair expense circumstance”;

(c) adding home insurance and home repairs to the prescribed circumstances of financial hardship;

(d) adding an appeal process; and

(e) requiring a successful applicant for a financial hardship payment to access credit counselling.