Can I appeal a decision about ODSP?
Question & AnswerCan I appeal a decision about ODSP?
2. Ask for an internal review
Before you can appeal to the (SBT), you must ask the office that made the decision you disagree with to do an .
This will be either the local Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) office or the .
Deadline to ask for an internal review
You must ask for an internal review within 30 days from the date you got the decision.
If the local ODSP office or the Disability Adjudication Unit mails its decision, the rules say that you get it 3 days after they mail it to you. So your deadline is no later than 33 days from the mailing date.
There should be a mailing date stamped on the envelope by Canada Post. It might not be the same as the date on the letter.
Always keep the letter and the envelope so you can prove when you got a letter or notice.
If you miss the deadline
Step 4 talks about what you can do if you miss the deadline.
How to ask for an internal review
You write to the office that made the decision you disagree with and ask them to do an internal review. The address is in the .
You can write your own letter using this letter-writing tool.
What information to include
Make sure to include:
- your name and address
- the date on the Notice of Decision
- the date you got the Notice of Decision
- your member identification number, which has 9 digits and is on the Notice of Decision
Say that you want an internal review.
It may be helpful to give reasons why you don’t agree with the decision. But meeting the deadline is more important than giving detailed reasons.
You can also include new information or documents that help show why you disagree with the decision.
A community legal clinic may be able to help you ask for an internal review.