Programs the cover all or a portion of medication costs are usually tied to being registered for welfare or disability not just having zero income. I did say that your parents may qualify for a program where you are given help covering the cost of prescription drugs based on what percentage they represent of your income. It will depend how the province interprets your responsibility for covering your parents expenses. It is quite complicated because they are living on an income of sorts that you are responsible for providing them and they are not destitute. They may also be earning money through their pension, rental property, etc. which would also have to be declared. It is up to Saskatchewan how they deal with the application. The program department may be unfamiliar with the program and may start asking you questions when they can’t figure out how your parents are living in Canada with no or barely no income and not applying for welfare. When applying to sponsor your parents you must meet LICO because there are tons of the expenses that you will discover which are not written anywhere because, until recently, there were minimal PGP recipients living in Canada.Hi canuck78
Thanks for your input. I would like to know how saskhealth rx drug coverage works. As far as i know the coverage is based on income. If you are a permanent resident with a health card you are eligible for rx drug coverage if you have no income. This is not related to any social services or other financial incentives for low income groups. I went through all pages of saskhealth for rx coverage & they never mentioned about non-coverage for permanent residents of canada through sponsorship. please provide a link if other wise
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Canada only has around 70% Medicare. Another example you never really hear about is that you have to pay for public nursing homes. They are still significantly funded by the province compared to the private institutions that people can select if they have the savings. The monthly bed fee is basically paid for by p CPP, GIS and OAS so Canadians or PRs (not PGP) don’t really feel the financial burden of the monthly payment if they have left their home/apartment permanently but your family would be responsible for paying the fees until you are no longer responsible for your parents.