Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Drug Cost Assistance

The Special Support Program is an income-tested program that helps residents with their drug costs in relation to their income. Applicants will receive a deductible and a co-payment for each calendar year. 

The Special Support Estimate Calculator is a way to estimate your drug coverage based on the information you provide.

Special Support Program - Questions and Answers 

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1. Eligibility

The Ministry of Health determines the eligibility for this program based on the income information provided in the application and the ministry's records.

Individuals or families who are covered under federal government programs, such as the federal Non-Insured Health Benefits Program or Veterans Affairs, are not eligible for the Special Support Program. Families who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Seniors Income Plan (SIP) or Family Health Benefits (FHB) may also apply for this program.

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2. Application

Families or individuals can apply to the program by completing the application form and providing income documentation. Choose an application form at the following links:

  • Fill out Side A application form to provide your consent to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to release specific income information (Line 15000) to the Ministry of Health, Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch. No annual application required. Your coverage will be automatically renewed each year as long as you file your income tax return.
  • Fill out Side B application form if you do not file income tax or would rather submit your income information. You must submit an application and income documentation every year. In the fall, you will receive a in the mail with instructions on how to renew your coverage.
    • Mail, fax or email your application to the Drug Plan's Special Support Program.
    • You will receive a confirmation of benefits letter when the initial application is processed.
    • Special Support coverage begins on the date the Drug Plan Branch receives your completed application.
    • You are encouraged to complete Side A for automatic renewal and to prevent a lapse in coverage.
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3. Confirmation of Coverage

You will receive a confirmation of benefits letter after the initial application is processed.
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4. Reassessment

If your annual income or medication costs change during the coverage period, you may send a written request for a reassessment of coverage to the ministry's Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch, Special Support Program. You must include documentation of income changes.

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