You need to tell your caseworker how much money you and the adults in your family make. This includes pay from a job or training program.
That’s why at the end of every month, we send you an Employment/Training Income Report form. You get this with your ODSP cheque or direct bank deposit statement.
The Employment/Training Income Report form and the Changes Report form are two different forms.
You need to use the Changes Report form to report when something changes in your life.
For more information, read our information sheet Reporting when something changes in my life: Filling out the Changes Report form.
We want to make sure that the money you receive from ODSP each month is the right amount. You can help us to do that by filling out this form and getting it in to us on time.
If you or another adult in your family are working, or are paid for training, you need to fill out the Employment/Training Income Report form every month.
Your completed form tells ODSP how much money you and the adults in your family were paid between the first day of the month and the last day of the month.
Yes. If you usually report how much you make, you still need to fill out the Employment/Training Income Report form even if you didn’t earn anything this month.
If you or another adult in your family did not earn money this month, put $0 under the gross earnings section when you fill out the form.
Note: The money you’re paid by your job or training program in one month will be used to calculate the amount of money you receive from ODSP in the following month.
Depending on how much you make, it may mean that you may receive less money from ODSP the next month.
That’s why it is really important to save some of the money you earn — especially if you think your job or training program is going to end soon.
You and your adult family members need to report your gross earnings.
Gross earnings may include:
ODSP calculates your net earnings based on your gross earnings and your family circumstances. We use your net earnings to calculate your ODSP income support.
Gross earnings refer to the money you get before mandatory deductions are made. Net earnings refer to the money you get after mandatory deductions are made. That is, the money you take home.
Mandatory deductions are things like income tax, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance contributions and union dues.
In addition to gross earnings, you and adult family members must also use the form to tell us about:
ODSP will use this information to calculate the earnings that are deducted from your ODSP payments.
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, only 50 per cent of your net earnings, (or business profits, if you are self-employed), are deducted from your income support payment. If you’re attending a secondary or post-secondary school full-time, we won’t deduct any of your earnings from your ODSP income support.
Talk to your caseworker to find how your earnings or business profits will specifically affect your ODSP income support.
After you or an adult family member fill out the form:
If we don’t receive your form by the 7th day of the following month, we won't be able to calculate how much money you should receive at the end of the month.
That means we may have to temporarily stop sending you your ODSP payments until we receive your completed Employment/Training Income Report form.
Once the ODSP office receives your form, we can start sending you your payments again, as long as you are still eligible to receive them.
If you or an adult family member stop working or attending a training program, you need to:
Your caseworker may ask you to provide verification that your job or training program has ended. This could be a copy of your Record of Employment or a letter from your employer.
For more information, please contact your caseworker at your local ODSP office.
To find contact information for your local office and learn more about ODSP visit: ontario.ca/socialassistance.
For general questions, please call ServiceOntario at: