What is a medical review date for ODSP?
Question & AnswerWhat is a medical review date for ODSP?
1. Learn about Medical Form Part A
When the does a medical review, they decide whether you still qualify for as a person with a disability.
They send you a Medical Review Package with forms that ask for information that they use to make their decision.
The Medical Review Package has:
- instructions about the package
- Summary of Disability Decision that explains why you were found to be a person with a disability
- Medical Form Part A
- Medical Form Part B
- Consent to the Release of Medical and Related Information form
- Self-Report form
- an information sheet for health care professionals
- a mailing envelope for the completed forms
Medical Form Part A is already partly filled in with information about you. This includes information about your medical conditions from the last time you had to show the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) that you qualified for income support as a person with a disability.
Who can complete Medical Form Part A
Medical Form Part A must be completed by one of the following “approved health professionals”:
- a family doctor or a specialist
- a psychologist or a psychological associate
- an optometrist
- a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner
Sending in only Medical Form Part A
To keep getting income support as a person with a disability, you must send in a completed Medical Form Part A.
You don't need to send in Medical Form Part B unless you have a new medical condition that's not listed in Part A.
Even if you have a new condition, you don't have to complete Medical Form Part B if the health professional who completes Medical Form Part A says:
- the physical or mental health problems listed in Part A have not gotten significantly better, and
- the medical conditions listed in Part A are likely to stay the same or get worse.
Including Medical Form Part B
There are times when it can be helpful to have a health professional complete Medical Form Part B, even if it's not necessary.
For example, it might be helpful if you have a new medical condition that's:
- not listed in Medical Form Part A,
- more serious than the medical conditions listed in Medical Form Part A, and
- not going to get better.
To find out if completing Medical Form Part B is a good idea for you, talk to your health professional. You may also want to get legal advice.