Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Security Branch

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Security Branch

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Income Security Branch

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1978-1979

History

Established in 1978, the Income Security Branch of the Department of Social Services was responsible for the delivery of programs under authority of The Saskatchewan Assistance Act. Income support was administered through the Saskatchewan Assistance Plan (SAP), the province's basic income support program. Funding for the program was shared with the federal government under its Canada Assistance Plan. In addition to income support, the SAP offered welfare services such as counselling, rehabilitation and preventative services to clients in need. The branch also administered two supplemental programs: the Family Income Plan for low-income families with children under the age of 18; and the Saskatchewan Income Plan for residents 65 and older whose incomes were limited to the federal Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement. As well, local appeal boards comprised of departmental staff and local citizens addressed grievances raised by clients about their applications for assistance under the SAP. Decisions of a local appeal board could be further appealed to the Provincial Social Services Appeal Board.

As a result of departmental re-organization in 1979, the Income Security Branch became the responsibility of the department's Income Support and Employment Services Division.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The Income Security Branch of the Department of Social Services was responsible for the provision of three programs to assist disadvantaged residents of Saskatchewan: the Saskatchewan Assistance Plan; the Family Income Plan; and the Saskatchewan Income Plan.

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services (1972-2003)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 125

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1978-1979

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services is the controlling agency for Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Security Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Social Services Division (1972-1978)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 128

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Security Branch is the successor of Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Social Services Division

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Support and Employment Services Division (1979-1980)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 166

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Support and Employment Services Division is the successor of Saskatchewan. Dept. of Social Services. Income Security Branch

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 165

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2014-05-29. Approved 2014-11-14. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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Sources

AMICUS Authorities - no entry found
Department of Social Services annual reports

Maintenance notes

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  • EAC

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