|Appeals where a person has been denied disability benefits.|
|Appeals where a person is on benefits but benefits are suspended.|
|Appeals where a large overpayment has been assessed and there may be merit |
|to appealing the overpayment in question.|
What is meant by a disability?
To qualify for ODSP benefits, you must meet the definition of a “person with a
disability”. You will be considered a person with a disability if:
|You have a substantial physical or mental health problem that is expected to |
|last one year or more, and |
|Your health problem substantially limits your ability to work, look after |
|yourself, or carry out daily activities at home and in the community.|
You may also qualify for ODSP if you fall within one of these groups:
|In receipt of CPP disability benefits.|
|Over 65 years of age but not eligible for Old Age Security.|
|Reside in a psychiatric or developmental services facilities.|
|Have been discharged from developmental services facilities.|
|Have been transferred to ODSP from Family Benefits.|
How much money am I eligible to receive?
The amount of money you may be entitled to depends on the amount of rent you pay
|and the size of your family. |
What should I do if I need money right away?
If you need money right away, you should apply for Ontario Works benefits while
you wait for a decision on your ODSP application. You can start your application for
Ontario Works by phone or by going to your local office.
Where can I get additional information?
CLEO has produced a number of reader friendly booklets which are available for
download. Just click on the booklet that interests you.
|Disability Benefits in Ontario:
Who can get them, How to apply
|Working and the Ontario Disability
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|S D & G Legal Clinic
1 McConnell Ave, Cornwall 613-932-2703
ODSP - Employment Supports
4 Montreal Road, 3rd Floor
Cornwall, ON K6H 1B1
Tel: (613) 932-3381 ext. 352
Toll Free: 1-800-565-5374 ext. 352
New Bus Pass for ODSP and OW
Those on ODSP
and OW are
eligible for the
Pass. The pass is $34 a month.