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Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID)

The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities.

It offers individuals the dignity of greater choice of services and participation in their community.

Government and members of the disability community continue to work together to make improvements to the SAID program – to make improvements to funding and service delivery.


1. Benefits

SAID benefits include three main components:

  1. The Living Income – a fixed amount of monthly income that allows beneficiaries the opportunity to make decisions and have more control over how to spend their income. Participants make decisions on how much to spend on shelter, food, basic transportation and other items.
  2. The Disability Income – is designed to help with costs related to the impact of disability.
  3. The Exceptional Need Income – helps individuals with a number of special circumstances. For example, additional income is available for clothing recommended by a health professional, special food items, food and grooming costs associated with service animals, and home care.

As of July 1, 2019, annual (calendar year) earned income exemptions are:

  • $6,000 for single beneficiaries
  • $7,200 for couples
  • $8,500 for families

To help SAID beneficiaries keep track of their earnings, an Income Tracking Sheet is available.

For additional details on the specific amounts, refer to the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability rates.


2. Eligibility

You may be eligible for SAID if you:

  • Are a Saskatchewan resident, 18 years of age or older;
  • Lack financial resources to provide for your basic needs; and
  • Have a significant and enduring disability that is of a permanent nature, substantially impacts daily living activities, and which result in a person requiring assistance in the form of an assistive device, assistance of another person, a service animal, or other accommodation.

A Disability Impact Assessment is a part of the application process and is designed to identify the presence of a significant and enduring disability.


3. How to apply

SAID beneficiaries are supported by Assured Income Specialists who are available in 20 service centres across the province.

Assured Income Specialists provide the following services:

  • Help with filling out the application
  • Participation planning support
  • Referrals to other organizations that provide services
  • Identifying other Ministry programs for which the person might be eligible.

4. Apply

If you think you might be eligible for SAID, call the SAID inquiry line at: 1-888-567-SAID (7243) for more information, or visit the nearest Ministry of Social Services office.

If you have a disability and are currently receiving Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP) or Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) benefits, you can apply for SAID by contacting your Income Assistance Worker.


5. Further Information

Check the Standard Payment Dates Schedule

Check the payment dates schedule for income support programs such as the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP), Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA) and the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program to find out when payments are  typically issued. Please note that there may be custom payment dates for some individuals.

If your application is denied

  • You will receive a letter letting you know of the decision.
  • The letter will outline next steps for appealing the decision.
  • You have 15 days of being notified to appeal.

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