While most clients received their March cheques on March 1, some March 2013 benefit cheques may be delayed.
Canada Post advised the Ministry of Social Services of the delay, which includes cheques for the Saskatchewan Assistance Program, Transitional Employment Allowance, and Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability program.
About 8,000 clients may be impacted, with some clients receiving more than one cheque. Seventy per cent of eligible clients of these programs receive their payments through direct deposit and won’t be affected.
The remainder of the cheques will be delivered one to two business days later than normal. The Ministry has contacted housing authorities, SaskPower and SaskEnergy and is notifying clients through telephone and website messaging.
Clients who need emergency funds should contact their home assistance worker or assured income specialist.