SIS and SAID benefits set to increase at start of May

Apr 26, 2023 | 10:20am

As announced in the provincial budget, monthly income benefits through social services will start seeing an increase this month. The 2023-24 Provincial Budget announced the $26.6 million increase to income assistance benefits. “This year’s Social Services budget includes significant investments in income assistance programs to help people, families, and seniors meet their basic needs,” says […]

Regina organization files charter challenge against SAID program

Mar 31, 2023 | 3:29pm

The Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry has filed a charter challenge against the Government of Saskatchewan for what they call a ‘discriminatory practice.’ The ministry is challenging the province over how the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program requires seniors to take money out of their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) early at age 60. Peter Gilmer, […]

Moose Jaw Food Bank’s SAID clients being evicted for rent arrears: Fisher

May 18, 2022 | 1:04pm

Cheantelle Fisher of the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank is seeing the food bank’s clients on the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disabilities (SAID) program evicted from their homes for rent arrears. Expenses can be large for people on disabilities, said Fisher, who runs the Syngage program at the food bank that helps connect their […]

Sask. NDP calling on province to end claw backs of pensions for people with disabilities

May 17, 2022 | 10:17am

The Offical Opposition is calling on the Government of Saskatchewan to end the “discriminatory clawback of pensions” and immediately raise Saskatchewan Assured Income Disability (SAID) rates to keep in step with the cost of living. Social Services Critic Meara Conway said that the Government should be working to improve the quality of life for people. […]