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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Programs are available to assist low-income working families and families who receive income assistance benefits. These programs provide extra resources to help parents remain in the workforce and to assist families in becoming financially independent.

The following programs are available to support low-income families in Saskatchewan. For further information on these programs, click on the links below.

Payment dates are made for the Saskatchewan Assistance Program and Transitional Employment Allowance Program.

Childcare Subsidies assist low-income parents to enter, and remain in the workforce or in school by subsidizing the cost of licensed childcare services.

The Discount Bus Pass Program provides a monthly bus pass at a reduced rate so that people in receipt of the Saskatchewan Assistance Plan (SAP), Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA), Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES) and Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) can participate more fully in their communities. 

Provides monthly financial assistance to seniors living in a licensed personal care home.  

SAP is a program of last resort for families and individuals.

Designed in collaboration with members of the disability community, will provide an income for persons with significant and long-term disabilities separate from the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP).

For further information see the following information sheets: SAID Q and AsSAID Factsheet, and SAID Policy Manual (Word version).

SES is a monthly benefit that supplements the income earned by low-income parents to assist with the child-related costs of working.

SIP is a monthly supplement provided to seniors who have little or no income other than the federal Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.

The SRHS is a monthly benefit that assists families with children and persons with disabilities with their housing costs.

TEA provides financial support to people who are participating in employment services or transitioning to a job.

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Family Health Benefits (FHB) help low-income families pay for their children's optical, dental, drug and other health expenses.

The Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) provides grant funding to assist with the costs of living for low income adult students enrolled full-time in basic education, workforce development programs or quick skills training which are not eligible for student loan funding.

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