If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, you need to tell your Ontario Disability Support Program worker about any money you and your family receive, including money:
The money you and your family earn from work may reduce your Income Support.
As of September 1, 2013, you can earn up to $200 a month without having your income support reduced. If you have earnings, you will see this change in your October 2013 payment. If you earn more than $200 a month, half of your earnings above $200 are exempt - this means half of your earnings do not affect your eligibility or the amount of money you get for Income Support.
You can also claim some of your child care and disability-related work costs as deductions from your earnings before they reduce your Income Support.
There are exceptions
We do not consider the earnings of your children if they are under 18 years of age. Their earnings are completely exempt. You do not need to tell your worker about their earnings.
If you or members of your family are enrolled full time in high school or an approved post-secondary institution your or your family member’s earnings are completely exempt.
How earnings affect your Income Support:
In the same way, we will consider any money earned by your spouse or children 18 years of age or older who are not attending high school or post-secondary school full time.
What you need to report to your worker
You and your family need to report:
Your worker can tell you how to report this information.
We will use this information to calculate your Income Support. Your worker can help you figure out how your earnings affect your Income Support.