Employment Support and Income Assistance – Changes Effective October 1, 2018

Please find below an ESIA pamphlet with information about changes happening in the ESIA program under a new wage exemption structure. ESIA clients will be receiving this pamphlet from the Department of Community Services in their pay stub the last week in August.

ESIA Wage Exemption Pamphlet

An online employment income estimator can be found at: http://novascotia.ca/apps/dcs-estimator. This estimator gives clients a way to figure out how much their take home amount would be as it relates to their monthly earnings and their monthly IA cheque. It also shows the difference between the amount they would take home in the old structure vs. the new structure. A link to this estimator can also be found on Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s website under Legal Information.