SAID benefits include three main components:
- 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.
- The Disability Income – is designed to help with costs related to the impact of disability.
- 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.