Seniors Income Plan

Easy application

Tax filing required

Automatic Benefit

You do not need to apply separately for this benefit.

You will be considered for this benefit automatically when you apply for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). You will get it automatically if you qualify.

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Seniors Income Plan (SIP) provides senior citizens with the financial assistance required to meet their basic needs.

In addition financial support, SIP recipients with active basic Saskatchewan Health coverage are eligible for a variety of additional health benefits including:

  • One eye examination in each 12-month period.
  • A reduced semi-annual deductible under the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits.
  • Loan of some low-cost devices through Saskatchewan Abilities Council.
  • Supplementary health benefits for Seniors Income Plan recipients living in special care homes.

You are eligible to receive the Seniors Income Plan benefits if:

  • You are 65 years of age or older.
  • You are a permanent resident of Saskatchewan.
  • You receive a full or partial OAS pension and GIS.
  • You have annual income below a certain level depending on your situation. Your annual taxable income must be lower than $10,512, and it may need to be even lower depending on your situation. You can see the different levels in Section 1. Benefits of the Seniors Income Plan website.

If you have already applied for the Guaranteed Income Supplement, you do not need to apply to get this benefit.

Otherwise, follow these steps to apply:

  • Seniors must complete an initial application for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
  • The income you report on your GIS application (and/or previous year’s income tax return) determines your eligibility.
  • You will automatically receive Seniors Income Plan (SIP) benefits if you qualify.
  • If you are entitled to the maximum GIS, you are also entitled to the maximum SIP benefit. An increase in your income will lower the GIS entitlement and your SIP benefit.
  • Each year after that, the income reported on your income tax return determines your eligibility and the amount of the monthly federal and provincial supplements to be paid to you.
  • Eligibility is reassessed each year in July.

Last updated: July 25, 2023