[Note: on July 22, 2019, we revised this info sheet. Please use the revised version, which can be identified by the (R) beside the date in the document footer.]
In November 2018, we reported on the government of Ontario’s announcement of a new direction for social assistance (https://www.halco.org/2018/news/odsp-update2018nov). The proposed changes relate to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
We have prepared a Changes to Social Assistance in Ontario – Important ODSP/OW Update info sheet to provide information about:
- changes to how earned income is treated and when the earned income changes will take effect (November 2019 for OW and January 2020 for ODSP).
- Transition Child Benefit will end in November 2019.
- some overpayments will now be recovered at 10%.
This info sheet also provides information about:
- what people can do now.
- the Addiction Services Initiative ending in July 2019.
The info sheet is available on our website as a printable pdf: https://www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ODSP-update-2019July-R.pdf.
As always, anyone living with HIV in Ontario can contact us for free legal advice about any legal issue.