Payments for SAID (Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability) are made monthly either by direct deposit or by cheque.
Here are the 2023 payment dates:
|January||December 28, 2022|
|February||January 30, 2023|
|March||February 27, 2023|
|April||March 30, 2023|
|May||April 27, 2023|
|June||May 30, 2023|
|July||June 29, 2023|
|August||July 28, 2023|
|September||August 30, 2023|
|October||September 28, 2023|
|November||October 30, 2023|
|December||November 29, 2023|
What is SAID and am I Eligible to Receive it?
The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is a provincial program that provides financial assistance to eligible people with significant and enduring disabilities.
The program provides a monthly income supplement within the following categories:
- Living Income: A monthly sum that you can spend as needed on things like shelter, food, transportation, and other necessities.
- Disability Income: To help cover costs related to your disability.
- Exceptional Need Income: To help with a number of circumstances that can arise, such as service animal grooming costs, doctor-recommended clothing, and so on.
To be eligible for SAID, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a resident of Saskatchewan (this includes individuals in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel)
- Have a severe and enduring disability that makes it difficult or impossible to work and earn a living
- Have a severe and enduring disability that results in you needing assistance in either the form of an assistive device, a service animal, a person, or some other accommodation
You will also need to provide proof that you do not have the means to financially support yourself, and your disability will need to be assessed by a medical professional as part of the application process.
How much can I receive in SAID payments in Saskatchewan?
The amount you can receive as part of your SAID benefit will vary on a case-by-case basis and based on the components of the benefit you are eligible to receive.
For the living income benefit, you can get anywhere between $931 and $1,759 per month depending on whether you have a spouse, partner, or children.
If you live in a board-and-room or board only accommodation, you could also qualify for the modified living benefit:
If you choose to received fixed utility costs instead of actual utility costs, you could receive:
Here are the allowances for laundry and child-care:
How do I apply for SAID in Saskatchewan?
To apply for the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), you can follow these steps:
- Review the eligibility criteria: Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for the program. If you need help determining your eligibility, you can call Social Services at 1-888-567-SAID (7243) or TTY: 1-866-995-0099 Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Gather supporting documents: You will need to provide supporting documents to verify your eligibility for the program. These may include medical reports, financial statements, a statement of assets, and other relevant documents.
- Submit your application: Once you have completed the application form and gathered all the necessary supporting documents, you can submit your application to the SAID program. You can do this online, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Services Office.
- Wait for a decision: It may take several weeks for the SAID program to review your application and make a decision. If you are approved, you will receive a monthly income supplement and access to health and employment resources. If your application is denied, you have 15 days from the date on your letter to appeal the decision by contacting the SAID program directly.
If you need help with the application process, you can contact the SAID program or a community organization that provides support services for people with disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I receive SAID payments if I have a job in Saskatchewan?
To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), you must have a significant and enduring disability that makes it difficult or impossible to work and earn a living. However, you may be able to work and still receive SAID payments if your income is below a certain level.
SAID has a work incentive program that allows recipients to earn up to:
- $6,000 per year for individuals
- $7,500 per year for couples
- $8,500 per year for families
Any income above these thresholds per month will be subject to a dollar-for-dollar reduction in SAID payments.
- What should I do if I don’t receive my SAID payment on the expected date?
Don’t panic. If you haven’t received your SAID monthly benefit by the expected date, contact the SAID program directly for assistance.
Social Services agents are available by phone Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by phone at 1-888-567-SAID (7243) or TTY: 1-866-995-0099.
If you have signed up to receive SAID payments through direct deposit, you can also contact your bank to check for any issues with your account or payment processing.
- Will SAID go up in 2023?
SAID payment amounts have not seen an increase in the last 7 years, but there has been an increasing amount of pressure to increase the benefit to keep up with inflation. However, the government has not announced any upcoming increase in SAID payments.