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Financial Planning ->Government Benefits - Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia government benefits, programs and services

Government of Nova Scotia

Congratulatory Messages - request congratulatory messages from Nova Scotia dignitaries for wedding anniversaries and birthdays.

For congratulatory messages from the Prime Minister, Governor General, or Her Majesty the Queen see Government Benefits - Canada.

Community Services - Housing & Repairs

bullet for low-income households, seniors and persons with disabilities
bullet programs to help maintain, acquire or rent safe, adequate and affordable housing
bullet grants and loans for home repairs and additions
bullet mortgage funds to purchase or build modest houses

Service Nova Scotia consumer information - learn your rights as a consumer, and how to protect yourself.

Efficiency Nova Scotia - energy efficiency savings for homes and businesses.

Homeowners and renters

Efficiency Nova Scotia - energy efficiency savings for homes and businesses.

First-Time Home Buyers Rebate - Administered by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (SNSMR), this is a rebate equivalent to 18.75% of the provincial portion of the HST on newly built homes, to a maximum of $3,000 (as of April 1, 2012).

Your Energy Rebate - This rebate of the provincial portion of the HST is available to those who buy home energy for heating purposes.

Health care

Pharmacare Program

Provincial Health Insurance Plan

Children and families

Child and family benefits provided by federal and provincial/territorial governments


Elder Abuse - learn the signs and how to get help

Nova Scotia Seniors

Seniors Property Tax Rebate Program

Programs  and Services for Seniors

Seniors' Pharmacare Program - helps eligible seniors aged 65+ with cost of prescription drugs.


Revised: September 22, 2015



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