Description
Description (Service) Program is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent * provides financial assistance to people with disabilities * amount of benefit depends on size of family, shelter costs, income, and assets 
 
To report Welfare (Ontario Works) or ODSP misuse or fraud call 1-800-394-7867 
 
If an applicant does not receive a letter from the Disability Adjudication Unit (DAU) within 2-3 weeks of applying, stating that the application has been received; or if a letter of their decision is not received from the DAU within 8 weeks after the first letter, applicants can call the DAU at 1-888-256-6758
Service Details
Public Comments As of Jan 1 2017, child support payments are now fully exempt from social assistance benefit calculations * also, clients are no longer required to pursue child support as a condition of eligibility for social assistance 
 
Family Benefits and Mother's Allowance programs no longer exist * people needing social assistance, including sole support parents, must apply to Ontario Works (OW) * residents of Springwater Twp and Oro-Medonte Twp who are applying for Ontario Disability Support Program must apply to Ministry of Community and Social Services, 425 West Street North, Unit 8, Orillia
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Young Adults * Adults * resident of Ontario * verified physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more * disability must make it difficult for applicant to care for him/herself, go into the community or to work
Application Application form and interview as well as a disability and financial assessment * those in immediate financial need should call directly to the Ontario Works office
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
34 Simcoe St, 2nd Flr
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4
 
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Intersection Mary St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-737-1311
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-7551 * IVR # 1-800-808-2268 * Interactive Voice Response system to verify status of ODSP
TTY Phone 705-737-9601
Fax 705-737-4197
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx
Primary Contact Sheryll Curet, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 705-727-5600; Email: sheryll.curet@ontario.ca
Alternate Contact Sandi Hall, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 705-727-5595; Email: sandra.hall@ontario.ca

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