Disability Support Program – Flex Individualized Funding Program

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Community Services

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Service Description

Provides individualized funding to participants living at home with their families or who live independently with support from their families or personal support networks.

The funding is used to:

  • Purchase supports specific to a participant's disability-related needs and goals
  • Promote the participant's independence, self-reliance, and social inclusion
  • Offer an alternative to, prevent, or delay a participant's placement in a residential support option

Funding varies based on assessed need but shall not exceed $3800/month.

Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant and their family must meet the following criteria:

• The applicant and their family are permanent residents of Nova Scotia
• Have a valid Nova Scotia health card
• The applicant is 19 years or older
• The applicant has a medical diagnosis of 1 or more of the following: Intellectual disability, long term mental illness, or physical disability. Persons with an acquired brain injury, which results in damage to a person’s brain that occurs from events after birth rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder, may also be included in 1 of the above 3 categories depending on their functional assessment.
• The applicant and family have unmet needs as identified through the assessment process
• The applicant meets the financial eligibility criteria as outlined in the Disability Support Program Policy
• The applicant and their family agree to participate in the assessment process as outlined in the Disability Support Program Policy

Application Process

Call the toll free Intake Line to complete application over the phone

Documents Required

Documentation related to functional and financial assessments

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English • French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Antigonish District Office

Address:
229 Main Street
Antigonish NS  B2G 2C1
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Mailing Address:
229 Main Street
Antigonish NS  B2G 2C1

Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am–4:30pm
Friday
8:30am–4:30pm

Accessibility

Automatic door at front elevator services • Accessible meeting rooms • Accessible washrooms • Accessible parking on Main Street in front of building

Coverage Area

Antigonish County • District of St Mary's in Guysborough County