The Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
The program provides eligible people with disabilities with: Income Support and Employment Supports.
To see if you are eligible for Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, the first step is to calculate whether you qualify financially.
You will need to tell your Ontario Disability Support Program worker about your and your family's personal and financial information:
- when you apply for Income Support, and
- on an regular basis if you are receiving Income Support.
You will have to tell your worker:
- about your family, including
- who is part of your family
- how may children you have, how old they are and whether they are in school
- whether or not you have a spouse or adult dependants
- where you live and how much you pay to live there
- how much money you and your family are earning right now
- if you have any other income, such as Canada Pension Plan benefits or child support
- about your assets, such as any savings you have in the bank and any property you own.
If you want to work, you may be able receive Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports.
To be eligible for Employment Supports, you must:
- be 16 years of age or older
- be a resident of Ontario
- be able to work in Canada
- have a disability that is expected to last a year or more, and
- have a disability that makes it hard for you to find or keep a job.
If you are a student and you wish to work part-time while you are going to school, you may be eligible for Employment Supports.
- How to get more information about ODSP?
Contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office.
You can visit, call or write to your local Ontario Disability Support Program office
Ontario Disability Support Program
Disability Adjudication Unit
Toronto ON M7A 1R3
General Inquiry: 416-326-5079 (Toronto)
Toll Free: 1-888-256-6758
TTY: 416-326-3372 (Toronto)
TTY Toll Free: 1-866-780-6050