"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Thursday, July 17, 2008

If They Can Do It In The Yukon ...

Apparently the Yukon has recently published a new version of their Social Assistance Regulations in which the RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan) has been exempted as an asset. It is also indicated that the RDSP will not be included in the calculation of liquid assets for an individual receiving social assistance.

And the Yukon Department of Health and Social Services has also indicated that they will not count the income from the RDSP when they determine benefit levels for someone on social assistance.

Which begs the question ...

If the Yukon and British Columbia can do it and if progress is being made in other provinces as well (in the form of a Private Member's Bill in Ontario, for example), what's up with Nova Scotia?

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