SAID Application Reminder

Government of Saskatchewan – News Release – March 30, 2012

SAID APPLICATION REMINDER

The Government of Saskatchewan has committed to expanded enrolment and substantial increases to the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) benefit. In addition to the $50 increase in January 2012, there will be increases of $100 per month over four years for those living in residential care, $350 per month over four years for those in independent living arrangements, and $400 per month over four years for couples with disabilities who are living independently.

Between March 12 and 30, 12,000 application and assessment packages were mailed out across the province in order to help expand the SAID program and increase enrolment from the current caseload of 3,500 people. These assessments are underway with enrolment and new benefits scheduled to begin June 2012.

All individuals currently receiving a disability benefit through the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP) are reminded to complete and return their application and disability impact assessment packages as soon as possible to determine if they are eligible for the SAID program.

“The SAID program expansion is one way that this government is helping to make Saskatchewan the best place in Canada to live for people with disabilities,” Social Services Minister June Draude said. “In order to ensure we include as many qualified people as possible in the enhanced program, it is vital that these assessment packages are completed.”

Drop-in sessions for people who want help filling out their SAID application and assessment forms will be held in Regina and Saskatoon over the next couple of weeks. All persons who have received a SAID application package are welcome to attend these sessions. For more information, please call the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living at 306-955-3344.

In Regina
Wednesday April 4, 2012 8 AM – 4 PM
Canadian National Institute for the Blind Auditorium
2550 Broad Street, Regina

In Saskatoon
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from Noon until 4 p.m.
AUTISM SERVICES
609 25th Street East, Saskatoon

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Crocus Co-op
135 Avenue B South, Saskatoon

For any additional questions about the application and/or assessment process, please contact the Saskatchewan Abilities Council at 1-855-567-7243. For additional questions about the SAID program or specific client issues, please contact the Ministry of Social Services’ SAID inquiry line at 1-888-567-7243.

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For more information, contact:

Andrew Dinsmore
Social Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8689
Email: [email protected]

http://gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=aa582dfd-e6ca-4464-88f5-c37fbe925f32

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