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How do I appeal an Ontario Works decision to the Social Benefits Tribunal?

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How do I appeal an Ontario Works decision to the Social Benefits Tribunal?
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How do I appeal an Ontario Works decision to the Social Benefits Tribunal?
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November 30, 2016
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Long delays for appeal hearings

If you're appealing a decision made by OW or ODSP in 2020, your appeal hearing may not happen for a long time. People report that they're getting hearing dates from the Social Benefits Tribunal that are between 9 and 16 months in the future. We'll update this information as things change.

If you disagree with a decision from Ontario Works (OW), you may be able to appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT).

To appeal means that you ask the SBT to decide that OW made the wrong decision.

The SBT is not part of OW and has the power to make a different decision.

Before you start your appeal, make sure you:

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