If you are eligible to receive Income Support, you will receive a monthly payment.
The amount you receive depends on your living situation.
If you rent or own your own home
Your monthly payment will be made up of two parts:
What are basic needs?
The basic needs portion of your Income Support is meant to help cover the cost of:
The amount you receive for basic needs is based on:
What is shelter allowance?
The shelter allowance is meant to help cover:
The amount you receive for the shelter allowance is based on:
If you are living in a board and lodging arrangement
If you receive food and shelter from the same source, you will receive the Ontario Disability Support Program Board and Lodging amount.
For example, you are in a board and lodging situation if:
The amount you receive depends on the:
If you live in Northern Ontario
You may receive an additional amount of money if you:
This is called the Northern Allowance. You will receive this allowance whether you are renting, own your home or living in a board and lodging arrangement.