Important to RMs currently designated for municipal assistance under PDAP, as well as those RMs that experienced natural disasters in 2010 but did not request designation because the deductible was too high.
The Provincial Disaster Assistance Regulations 2011 have revised the municipal deductible under PDAP to 0.10% of a municipality’s last confirmed taxable assessment, retroactive to April 1 of 2010.
Municipalities currently designated for municipal assistance as a result of 2010 natural disasters will be notified of their new deductible amount.
For those municipalities that experienced natural disasters and may not have requested 2010 designation for either municipal or private assistance, PDAP will accept requests for designation until June 30, 2011.
Changes were also made in regards to private applications for small business that are retroactive to April 1, 2010. Prior to the changes, the owner or operator must have derived their principle source of income from the business and must have been a Saskatchewan resident in order to be deemed eligible. The new regulations have removed the residency clause and have changed the eligibility criteria to state that the business must have gross revenues in Saskatchewan of at least $4,000 but no more than $2,000,000. PDAP will accept applications from those who did not previously apply as they did not meet the eligibility criteria until June 30, 2011.
PDAP will review any submissions for eligibility.
For further information contact the PDAP office at 1-866-632-4033.