Nova Scotia Maintenance Enforcement Program

The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Nova Scotian families. We believe it is a great program but there is always room for improvement. And you can help by joining our MEP Client Consultation Group.

Following a successful one year pilot, the Client Consultation Group is seeking 5 additional members. For more information, download our invitation and submission form. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016.

The Maintenance Enforcement Program collects court-ordered spousal and child support payments, known as maintenance.

The payor (the person required to provide support) sends payments to the program. The program forwards funds to the recipient (the person who receives the support).

In the cases where payments are not up-to-date, the Maintenance Enforcement Program can take action to enforce payment.

Within this site you can find the following valuable resources:

Contact information
Frequently Asked Questions
Infoline Service
Compliments and complaints

Maintenance Enforcement Public Consultation

In April, Justice Minister Diana Whalen launched a public consultation, allowing Nova Scotians to provide input into how to improve the Maintenance Enforcement Program. The consultation, which closed on May 31, will inform how we strengthen legislation and improve and expand our enforcement tools. While the consultation is now closed, we have left the background documents on our website for those who may wish to review:

We thank everyone who took the time to provide their input and look forward to sharing what we heard.