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I’m appealing a decision about ODSP income support. Can I get financial help while I wait for the appeal decision?
Clear language definitions to common legal terms.
If you were on ODSP income support
If you’re appealing a decision to cut off or reduce your ODSP income support, you can ask the SBT to order ODSP to pay you interim assistance.
If the SBT decides that you can get interim assistance, they order your local ODSP office to pay it to you.
The amount of interim assistance you’ll get is the same as what you were getting before ODSP cut off or reduced your income support.
Paying back interim assistance
Interim assistance that you get will be considered an overpayment if:
- you don’t go to your SBT hearing
- you lose your appeal to the SBT
If your application for ODSP income support was refused
If you’re appealing a decision refusing to give you ODSP income support, you can’t get interim assistance from ODSP. But you can apply for assistance from Ontario Works while you wait.