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Get Support if you have a Long-term Disability or Illness

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) provides assistance to people with physical disabilities to live a more active and independent lifestyle. It also helps people in the management of certain chronic health conditions.

1. Eligibility

To be eligible for SAIL, you must:

  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan (check your eligibility for health benefits in Saskatchewan); 
  • Possess a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Number; 
  • Be referred for service by an authorized health care professional; 
  • Use a service in Saskatchewan, unless pre-authorized by Saskatchewan Health; and 
  • Not receive benefits from other government agencies such as Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Worker’s Compensation Board, Health Canada (Non-Insured Health Benefits Program), or Department of Veterans Affairs

2. Program Objectives

  • Provide people with physical disabilities and certain chronic health conditions a basic level of coverage for disability related equipment, devices, products, and supplies in a cost effective and timely manner. 
  • Improve affordability of disability supports. 
  • Ensure easy access to benefits by maintaining effective co-ordination with health professionals and provider agencies in the community and institutions. 
  • Help facilitate discharge from hospital so people can return to their homes. 
  • Ensure appropriate and reasonable use of SAIL benefits.

3. Universal Benefits Programs

The Ministry of Health offers these benefits to people who require them. Programs include:
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Program
  • Mobility and Assistive Devices (Special Needs Equipment) Program
  • Therapeutic Nutritional Products Program
  • Respiratory Equipment Program
  • Home Oxygen Program
  • Children’s Enteral Feeding Pump Program
  • Compression Garment Program   

See Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) General Policies for program details and application processes. 


4. Special Benefit Programs

The Ministry provides these benefits to a qualified applicant who meets specific program eligibility criteria. Programs include:  
  • Paraplegia Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Chronic End-Stage Renal Disease Program
  • Ostomy Program
  • Haemophilia Program
  • Aids to the Blind
  • Saskatchewan Insulin Pump Program   

See SAIL General Policies for program details and application processes.

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