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Employment Support and Income Assistance Act (amended)

BILL NO. 218

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Private Member's Bill



Employment Support and Income Assistance Act
(amended)



Manning MacDonald
Cape Breton South



First Reading: November 12, 2008

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act to provide that the Minister cannot consider a person's first $5,000 of employment income each year when determining the level of assistance for that person under the Act.

An Act to Amend Chapter 27
of the Acts of 2000,
the Employment Support
and Income Assistance Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2000, the Employment Support and Income Assistance Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 7 the following Section:

7A Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or the regulations, the Minister shall not consider the first five thousand dollars of employment income received in a calendar year by a person after the coming into force of this Section in determining the level of income assistance to that person under this Act.


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