Can I get child support and also get money from ODSP?
Question & AnswerCan I get child support and also get money from ODSP?
3. Know the rules for child support owed before Jan 1, 2017
The rule that says payments don’t affect your from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) started January 1, 2017.
But the rule only applies to child support payments that are owed for periods of time on or after that date.
Child support owed before the new rule
For child support that’s owed before January 1, 2017, the rule is different.
If you were getting income support for the period of time that the child support payment is for, you have to pay ODSP back.
And you have to do this even if you get the support payment after January 1, 2017.
What you have to pay back
The general rule is that you have to pay back the same amount that you got as a support payment. But you don’t have to pay ODSP more than the amount you got from them.
If ODSP says that you have to pay money back and you don’t agree, you may want to contact a community legal clinic.