My spouse and I separated. Will this affect ODSP?
Question & AnswerMy spouse and I separated. Will this affect ODSP?
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 that are between 9 and 16 months in the future. We’ll update this information as things change.
You may be able to get from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) as a single person or a if you and your spouse:
- have separated, and
- don’t plan to get back together
But ODSP must believe that you’ve separated and don’t plan to get back together or they’ll see you as a couple.
ODSP rules say that couples have to apply together for assistance.
How much you get from ODSP depends on a number of things.
You should get legal advice if ODSP says you must apply as a couple.