Affordability for seniors

The 2024-25 Provincial Budget invests in affordability initiatives for Saskatchewan seniors, including efforts to help reduce health care costs and supports for income assistance.

Budget highlights include:

  • Increasing the monthly income threshold for the Personal Care Home Benefit by $100 to $2,500 to help make living in a licensed care home more affordable.
  • $37.2 million in funding for the Seniors Income Plan, which supports 14,500 low-income seniors in Saskatchewan with up to $360 per month. 
  • $94 million in funding for the Seniors Drug Plan, which caps prescription drug costs for seniors at $25.
  • $24.2 million for the Senior Citizens' Ambulance Assistance Program (SCAAP), which is an increase of $4.8 million, caps ground ambulance fees at $135 per eligible trip and provides coverage for interfacility transfers within the province.
  • $214 million in funding for homecare.
  • Saskatchewan seniors continue to benefit from free vehicle entry at provincial parks and do not require an angling license to fish in the province.
  • Ongoing support for the Seniors Education Property Tax Deferral Program, which allows seniors to defer the cost of their education property taxes.