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Ontario Disability Support Program

Services

Includes income assistance under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - benefits available, eligibility, how to apply, how to appeal.

What the client may say:
  • "My application for benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was denied."
  • "I received a letter from ODSP saying there was an overpayment on my benefits."
  • "I will be appealing the ODSP’s decision to deny my benefits, but my request for interim assistance was not approved."
  • "I got a letter from ODSP saying my benefits have been suspended."

  • My ODSP worker says I need a trustee to help me manage the money I receive from ODSP. I do not agree with the person he/she has chosen.

Legal Services

Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa

Provides summary legal advice to Francophones living in Eastern Ontario, re: immigration, housing, social assistance, power of attorney, victims of criminal acts, name change, advocacy, and .employment standards.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues 

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Provides free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

South Ottawa Community Legal Services

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

West End Legal Services of Ottawa

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance,  ODSP, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

Other Services

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.

ODSP Application Support Worker Project, Centre 454

Assists persons with significant disabilities & barriers to navigate the complex ODSP application process from the initial expression of interest to the final decision of the Disability Adjudication Unit or Social Benefits Tribunal.