Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Ontario Disability Support Program Caseload September 2017

This program provides financial assistance and health-related benefits to people with disabilities who need help with living expenses.

ODSP offers:

  • financial assistance to help clients and their families with essential living expenses
  • benefits, including prescription drugs and vision care
  • help finding and keeping a job, and advancing clients’ careers

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

In September 2017, there were 24,283 ACSD cases receiving this benefit on behalf of 28,943 children.

This program provides financial support for low- to moderate-income families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.