If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, the Work-Related Benefit can help when you and your family:

  • earn money from a job or through a training program
  • make a profit from your own business.

Eligible family members include:

  • your spouse, and
  • your children 18 years of age or older who are not attending secondary school full-time.

You and each eligible family member may get an extra $100 a month to help with employment costs, such as transportation or work clothing.

You are not eligible for the Work-Related Benefit if the money you earn from work or from running your business is completely exempt, which means it does not affect your Income Support.

The 100% earnings exemption applies to:

  • your children under 18 years of age
  • your children attending secondary school, or
  • you, your spouse or your children enrolled full-time in post-secondary school.

How do I get this benefit?

You need to tell you local Ontario Disability Support Program office about the money you and your family earn, and provide proof of your:

  • earnings (for example, pay stubs), or
  • business income (for example, documentation of business income and expenses).

You don't need to provide proof of your employment costs. We will automatically add the Work-Related Benefit to your monthly Income Support payment if you are eligible.

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