Income Assistance Service Delivery
Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP)
The Saskatchewan Assistance Program is a program of last resort for Saskatchewan families and individuals who, for various reasons, including disability, illness, low income or unemployment, cannot meet basic living costs.
Any person in financial need may apply for assistance. During an intake interview, the worker and the applicant establish the client's needs and resources and develop a case plan.
For additional information on the Saskatchewan Assistance Program call 1-866-221-5200, TTY 1-866-995-0099, or contact the Social Services office nearest you.
Who is eligible for the Saskatchewan Assistance Program?
The Saskatchewan Assistance Program is a program of last resort for families and individuals who live in Saskatchewan and who, for various reasons, including disability, illness, low income or unemployment, cannot meet basic living costs.
Any person in financial need may apply for assistance. Financial need is determined by balancing allowable needs against available resources. When needs exceed resources financial assistance may be available.
How much does the Saskatchewan Assistance Program pay?
Every person's case is unique. We have various forms of funding available depending on a client's specific needs.
The Saskatchewan Assistance Program has an adult allowance which includes food, clothing, travel, personal and household items. As well, there is a shelter allowance which varies depending on the community you live in, whether you are sharing accommodations and the size of your family.
Click on the following link for more information about the rates of the Saskatchewan Assistance Program.
Where can I find more information about the Saskatchewan Assistance Program?
Additional information on the Saskatchewan Assistance Program is available in the following publications under "Related Links".
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