Employment Income Estimator: Income Assistance and Disability Support Program

If you work at a job and you receive Income Assistance or support from the Disability Support Program, you’ll take home more money starting October 1.

This estimator helps you figure out how much money you’ll get each month starting in October.

When you work, your Income Assistance cheque is reduced, but you won’t take home less money from working than you do today.

Who can use this estimator

You can use this estimator if you work at a job while you’re on Income Assistance or receiving support from the Disability Support Program.

The estimator doesn’t consider any other money you might receive, like child support payments, some special needs, or CPP.

If you want to work but don’t have a job, your Caseworker or Care Coordinator can help you get one.

Before you start

To use the estimator, you’ll need:

  • your monthly Income Assistance cheque amount (before your wages are deducted)
  • your monthly wages from work (after taxes and deductions)

If you can’t use the estimator, contact your Caseworker or Care Coordinator for help.

Are you working in regular employment or supported employment?

* Supported employment means employment of a person whose physical, mental or cognitive abilities prevent them from working on their own without continuous support.

Contact Us

Department of Community Services
Nelson Place
5675 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1H1
Phone: 1-877-424-1177

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