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A program that provides assistance to folks who are not able to meet their basic living expenses with their own resources.

The Saskatchewan Assistance Program is a program that provides assistance to people who are not able to meet their basic living expenses with their own resources. The amount of your assistance payment can be calculated by adding up your needs, and then deducting your financial resources. This amount will depend on your family size, your needs and your income. You generally will work with an income assistance worker at the Social Services Office on your application and what pertains to your specific case.

Types of financial assistance that may be available if you are eligible include:

  • Adult Allowance — food, personal, travel, household and clothing needs;
  • Board and Room Allowance — includes clothing and personal needs;
  • Shelter Allowance — rent/ mortgage (maximum limits are set);
  • Utility Allowance — power, gas, fuel oil, water, sewer and basic telephone;
  • Northern Food Supplement — additional $50 per person per month is provided;
  • Advances — those that receive the adult allowance can request an advance for clothing and household needs. The advance is recovered from future payments;
  • Special Needs — extra money may be available in some situations. These needs to be discussed with your worker.

More information can be found on this website.

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