Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS)

  • Financial Assistance

The Saskatchewan Income Support Program (SIS) is a program for families and individuals who, for various reasons, including disability, illness, low income or unemployment-cannot meet their basic living costs. Circumstances are assessed every month so the amount paid may change to reflect unexpected changes.​s

Types of financial assistance that may be available if a person is eligible include:​

  • Basic Benefit: food, clothing, travel, personal and household items ​
  • Shelter Benefit – includes rent, mortgage payments, utilities, taxes and all other shelter-related costs​
  • Household Health and Safety Benefit up to $500 to help replace household items or set up a new residence due to a disaster or interpersonal violence. An additional shelter Stabilization Benefit ($150/month) can be provided to support clients who have difficulty maintaining stable housing.​
  • Short Term Emergency Assistance may be considered to address emergency situations that are unforeseen and when failing to do so would result in harm.​
  • Prescribed Diet Benefit for clients whose medical conditions require additional nutritional supplements or food. The benefit ranges from $50 to $150 depending on the conditions.​
  • Travel Benefit outside of community for medical purposes, at pre-determined rates for mileage, meals and shelter.​
  • Alternate Heating Benefit ($130/month) can be provided for clients who reside in a household where natural gas is not accessible and are required to heat their home with an alternate heat source.​
  • Employment and Training Benefit ($140) to help with costs of starting a career or beginning a training program.​
  • Children's Benefit ($400) for a parent who is not eligible to receive the Canada Child Benefit for food, clothing, household items, and other child-related costs.​
  • Child Care Benefit ($30/day) to help in the short term when looking for employment or going to a job interview.​
  • Relocation Benefit of $200 or $300 depending on household size to assist with moving costs due to health and emergencies, evictions for reasons beyond client's control, starting a job outside of the community or finding a more affordable place to live within the Shelter Benefit rates.​
  • Travel Benefit outside of the community for job interviews or beginning training/employment at pre-determined rates for mileage, meals and shelter.​
  • Security Deposit can be provided up to amount of the Shelter Benefit.​
  • Funeral Benefits will be provided to support the costs of funerals

Eligibility​

Any person who needs financial help can apply for income support. You may be eligible if the following apply to you (and your spouse/partner, if you have one):​

  • you are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status;​
  • you are living in Saskatchewan;​
  • you are 18 years or older;​
  • you have no income or low income; and​
  • you have explored every other reasonable way to support yourself, including employment, seeking child support, etc.​

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