Child and spousal support, by payment compliance, by province and territory (Nova Scotia)
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|Regular payment due in March of the fiscal year|
|Cases in compliance||14,430||14,455||14,575||14,335||13,865|
|No payment due||2,940||3,100||3,415||3,585||3,675|
|Total payment due in March of the fiscal year|
|Cases in compliance||14,430||14,455||14,575||14,340||13,865|
|No payment due||2,790||2,950||3,260||3,435||3,515|
|Notes: Child and spousal support cases are limited to those enrolled in Maintenance Enforcement Programs. Results do not reflect all support cases in the jurisdiction. |
Interjurisdictional support order-out cases are excluded. These are cases that the province/territory has sent to another jurisdiction for enforcement because the payor lives and/or has assets outside their borders.
Compliance is calculated at month end. Any adjustments to payments due or received that occur after the reference month are not incorporated.
Nova Scotia allows direct payments in exceptional circumstances to be made and received by their clientele, however, unauthorized direct payments are not encouraged. Since some of these direct payments are not reported until after the survey data are collected, some payors are reported as not having paid, even though they actually have. About 1 percent of case each month report a payment, or payments, being made in a previous month.
In 2008/2009, Nova Scotia's Maintenance Enforcement Program undertook a full file review. This review resulted in the closure of a number of files which has contributed to the decrease in cases enrolled and may have contributed to increased compliance and decreased arrears.
As a result of rounding methodology, some small differences can be expected in the corresponding values between tables.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 259-0004.
Last modified: 2017-05-04.
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