SAID (Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability) Payment Dates

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Payments for SAID (Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability) are made monthly either by direct deposit or by cheque.

Here are the 2024 payment dates:

Month Cheques Mailed Direct Deposit
January December 22, 2023 December 28, 2023
February January 25, 2024 January 30, 2024
March February 26, 2024 February 28, 2024
April March 25, 2024 March 27, 2024
May April 25, 2024 April 29, 2024
June May 28, 2024 May 30, 2024
July June 25, 2024 June 27, 2024
August July 25, 2024 July 30, 2024
September August 27, 2024 August 29, 2024
October September 25, 2024 September 27, 2024
November October 28, 2024 October 30, 2024
December November 26, 2024 November 28, 2024

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 $961 and $1,789 per month depending on whether you have a spouse, partner, or children.

Source: Saskatchewan.ca

If you live in a board-and-room or board only accommodation, you could also qualify for the modified living benefit:

Source: Saskatchewan.ca

If you choose to received fixed utility costs instead of actual utility costs, you could receive:

Source: Saskatchewan.ca

Here are the allowances for laundry and child-care:

Source: Saskatchewan.ca

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?
  • What should I do if I don’t receive my SAID payment on the expected date?
  • Will SAID go up in 2024?
Tara Al-Khudairi

Tara Al-Khudairihas worked in the financial services industry since 2017. She graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Finance and is pursuing her CFA.

She has worked at a major Canadian financial institution in various client-facing advisory roles, starting as a bank teller and working up to a Client Services Associate within the Asset Management division. She specializes in simplifying concepts of personal finance for people of various financial backgrounds.

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