Can I get ODSP while I’m in the hospital?
Question & AnswerCan I get ODSP while I’m in the hospital?
Learn the rules about places with specialized care
Long-term care homes
You might be going into a long-term care home but not planning to stay there.
For a temporary stay, the rules about from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) are the same as if you're in a hospital.
If you move into a long-term care home and don't plan to leave, you can get money from ODSP to help pay for living in the long-term care home.
Specialized care homes
If you move into a specialized care home, you may qualify for income support without having to meet the ODSP definition of a “person with a disability”.
For example, this might apply to you if:
- you live in certain kinds of:
- hospitals that treat people with mental health issues
- special care homes or group homes
- you get services or support because you have a developmental disability, and you:
- live in a group home
- live in housing where you get support
If you're getting income support as a person with a disability and you have a medical review date, you won't need to do the medical review.