Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Income Supports

Provides financial assistance and other benefits to eligible people with disabilities who are in financial need to pay for living expenses, like food and housing. 

Health benefits including:

  • prescription drugs
  • dental care
  • vision care
  • medical supplies, including diabetic and surgical supplies
  • transportation to medical treatment
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional allowance

Extended Health Benefit may be available to clients who are no longer eligible for ODSP Income Support.

Disability-related benefits include:

  • assistive devices including mobility devices
  • vision and hearing aids
  • prosthetics
  • batteries for mobility devices and hearing aids
  • guide dogs
  • special diet allowance

Housing Stabilization Fund helps with rent and energy arrears, rent deposit and essential furniture.

Contact or visit the website for more details about ODSP benefits.

Organizations that offer this Service
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services

119 King St W
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y7

Eligibility

Must be an Ontario resident, in financial need and meet the program’s definition of a person with a disability, or be a member of a Prescribed Class. Those under 18, can start the application process up to six months before their 18th birthday. Eligibility is assessed by the Disability Adjudication Unit in step two of the application process.

Areas Served
Hamilton
Ontario
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
French
Application Instructions

Apply online, by phone, or in person at a local ODSP office by booking an appointment. The meeting is Part One of the application process and will determine eligibility for income support. Part two of the application determines disability status and is completed through the Disability Adjudication Unit. This process will be explained during the Part One application.

ON211 Regional Partner
Findhelp Information Services
Last Full Update
March 8, 2021