Nova Scotia opens fund to help those struggling with uninsured losses after this year’s wildfires

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Municipalities and others who suffered uninsurable losses because of this wildfires in Nova Scotia earlier this year can now access a provincial fund for relief.

The Nova Scotia government announced the Disaster Financial Assistance Program is now open for residents continuing to struggle in the aftermath of the wildfires that raged across Nova Scotia.

In a release, John Lohr, the Minister Responsible for the Emergency Management Office said the fund aims to deal with extraordinary circumstances when private insurance coverage is “not reasonably available or affordable.”

The program covers up to $200,000 in losses and is open to low-income Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses as well as not-for-profit organizations.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2024 and people are asked to be patient as processing can take several months as applications will be assessed and verified by an adjuster.

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