Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sask. announces new social assistance program to replace 2 others

The provincial government has announced a new social assistance plan that will replace the current Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP) and Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA) programs. The new plan, Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS). The newly-crafted program has the government boasting of a "simpler, transparent, client-friendly" program for people. The SIS program consists of two "core benefits." The basic benefit covers things like food, clothing and household needs. The shelter benefit covers rent and utilities. Read More