You are allowed to work if you are receiving financial help from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). In fact, we're here to help you do it. Having a paid job will increase your total income.
Here are some key things you need to know:
Let your ODSP caseworker know as soon as you start to work, so you can find out what benefits you can get. For example:
If you receive Income Support from the ODSP, you need to tell us about any money you earn from a job. Learn about your reporting responsibilities.
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.
If you leave the ODSP for paid work, you may:
*A child or spouse who is 17 years of age or younger will continue to receive dental coverage through Healthy Smiles Ontario.