Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) – RM Application for Eligibility
Res #: 13-22M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) accepts claims from individuals seeking financial assistance in cases including snowstorm events during which they experience loss of livestock.
WHEREAS prior to PDAP processing a claim, they require the Council of the Rural Municipality (RM), in which the loss of livestock occurred, to apply to the Ministry of Government Relations to be designated as an eligible assistance area under PDAP.
WHEREAS RMs are of such a geographical size, that weather conditions vary throughout the RM; elected officials should not be expected to confirm that a weather event occurred at a specific place and time.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to make PDAP be responsible to determine weather conditions at specific locations on specific dates in order to eliminate the RM’s participation in claims related to weather events.