The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition is making a request to all candidates and parties in the upcoming provincial election.
The coalition’s chair is Judy Hannah. She says the current Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability funding program is adequate, but could be improved by adding 250 dollars a month to make the figure 16-hundred a month.
Hannah says this would make the quality of life much better for those who need the assistance and would allow them more freedom to do things as simple as having coffee with someone and saving for a rainy day fund.
In the last provincial budget, the Wall government increased the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability program by 26.8 million for a total of just over 200 million.
Increasing that funding by 250 dollars a month would equal over 40 million for the almost 14 thousand who need it.
Hannah adds a video has been released showing the lives of people with disabilities who are relying on SAID funding.