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A Primer on Special Needs and the Law is dedicated to providing timely and practical advice to individuals with disabilities and their families in Nova Scotia on numerous issues, including guardianship, human rights, special education and future planning for persons with disabilities.

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  • URGENT: Disability Support Program

     Back in the mists of time, we briefly discussed a human rights complaint brought against the Province regarding the Disability Support Program.The case has had a very long and somewhat torturous* history (during which the provincial government repeatedly flipflopped on whether it would appeal any a … Read more »

  • Buried in Budget 2023 …

    Some quick snippets from Inclusion Canada concerning some positive signs from the most recent federal budget.Frist, the provision allowing certain family members to open a RDSP on behalf of an adult with an intellectual disability has been extended and expanded.Budget 2023 extends the “qualifying fa … Read more »

  • #Where's The Bill?

    Following up on my last update on the Canada Disability Benefit, I have some more news to share.According to Disability Without Poverty, during the Committee process a few positive changes have been adopted, includingindexing the benefit to inflation; a requirement that agreements with provinces and … Read more »

  • Update on Canada Disability Benefit Act

    This past week, MPs unanimously passed the second reading of  Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Act.This only happened thanks to a lot of work by the disability community in reaching out to MPs to stress the importance of the creation of the Canada Disability Benefit. We all need to be proud of this … Read more »

  • Major Improvements to Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

    I’ve written a fair bit over the years about the Disability Tax Credit (“DCT”); primarily how worthwhile it is to have and how difficult it is to be approved. Finally, some good news.In order to qualify for the DTC, a medical practitioner must certify that you have have a severe and prolonged impair … Read more »