If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

ODSP offers:

  • financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses
  • benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs, dental services and vision care
  • help finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career

If you require immediate financial assistance, please contact your local Ontario Works office (you can also still apply for ODSP).

Types of support

ODSP offers two types of support:

  1. Income support - Financial assistance provided each month to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter. Income support also includes benefits, like drug and dental, for clients and their eligible family members.

  2. Employment supports - Services and supports to help clients with disabilities find and keep a job, and advance their careers.

Eligibility and applying

Each type of support has its own eligibility requirements and application process.


The links below will take you to policy directives that are used by ODSP staff to help ensure fair and consistent service across the province.

Source law

ODSP is governed by the Ontario Disability Support Program Act and