Will ODSP help pay my costs when I travel for medical treatment?

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.

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) has a benefit they call Mandatory Special Necessities.

When you get from ODSP, you may also be able to get this benefit to pay for the cost of travelling for medical treatment.

To get this help, your travel costs must be over $15 in a month.

There are rules about:

  • what kind of treatment ODSP will pay travel costs for
  • how much ODSP will pay
  • how to apply
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