The Ontario Disability Support Program provides income support and health-related benefits to people with disabilities who are in need of financial assistance. The employment supports component of the program offers a range of services to help people with disabilities to look for, obtain or maintain jobs.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities provides a benefit for parents caring for children with severe disabilities at home. In November 2019, there were 24,915 ACSD cases receiving this benefit on behalf of 29,912 children.

Ontario Disability Support Program Caseload and Beneficiaries
Month Singles - Cases1 Singles - Beneficiaries2 Couples - Cases1 Couples - Beneficiaries2 Sole Support Parents - Cases1 Sole Support Parents - Beneficiaries2 All Family Structures - Cases1 All Family Structures - Beneficiaries2
Nov-2019 299,112 299,112 45,657 134,569 34,197 88,308 378,966 521,989
Oct-2019 299,120 299,120 46,215 136,074 34,180 88,230 379,515 523,424
Sep-2019 297,918 297,918 45,549 134,230 34,136 88,062 377,603 520,210
Aug-2019 298,503 298,503 46,278 136,298 34,115 87,887 378,896 522,688
Jul-2019 298,201 298,201 46,344 136,397 34,036 87,659 378,581 522,257
Jun-2019 296,097 296,097 45,561 134,184 33,817 87,081 375,475 517,362
May-2019 297,141 297,141 46,459 136,662 33,787 86,990 377,387 520,793
Apr-19 296,318 296,318 46,140 135,726 33,667 86,708 376,125 518,752
Mar-19 295,541 295,541 46,423 136,311 33,545 86,373 375,509 518,225
Feb-19 294,357 294,357 46,146 135,563 33,399 85,971 373,902 515,891
Jan-19 294,196 294,196 46,248 135,743 33,305 85,714 373,749 515,653
Dec-18 292,852 292,852 45,710 134,091 33,191 85,375 371,753 512,318
Nov-18 293,415 293,415 46,392 135,904 33,148 85,220 372,955 514,539
Oct-18 293,094 293,094 46,432 135,892 33,064 85,014 372,590 514,000
Sep-18 291,070 291,070 45,586 133,721 32,890 84,566 369,546 509,357
Aug-18 291,460 291,460 46,264 135,534 32,868 84,444 370,592 511,438
Jul-18 290,062 290,062 45,904 134,546 32,648 83,851 368,614 508,459
Jun-18 289,482 289,482 46,008 134,665 32,404 83,173 367,894 507,320
May-18 288,689 288,689 46,179 135,032 32,194 82,568 367,062 506,289
Apr-18 286,655 286,655 45,294 132,434 31,971 81,897 363,920 500,986
Mar-18 287,062 287,062 45,922 133,956 31,889 81,632 364,873 502,650
Feb-18 286,270 286,270 45,828 133,599 31,748 81,242 363,846 501,111
Jan-18 285,084 285,084 45,309 132,055 31,622 80,893 362,015 498,032
Dec-17 285,314 285,314 45,472 132,268 31,490 80,551 362,276 498,133
Nov-17 285,064 285,064 45,668 132,829 31,361 80,255 362,093 498,148
Oct-17 283,507 283,507 45,301 131,688 31,259 79,948 360,067 495,143
Sep-17 282,540 282,540 45,244 131,462 31,204 79,788 358,988 493,790
Aug-17 281,597 281,597 45,279 131,655 31,224 79,834 358,100 493,086
Jul-17 279,916 279,916 44,632 129,730 31,054 79,352 355,602 488,998
Jun-17 279,947 279,947 45,211 131,305 30,939 78,990 356,097 490,242
May-17 279,357 279,357 45,225 131,118 30,813 78,620 355,395 489,095
Apr-17 277,654 277,654 44,407 128,835 30,550 77,903 352,611 484,392
Change since Oct 2019 -8 -8 -558 -1,505 17 78 -549 -1,435
Change since Oct 2019 (%) -0.003% -0.003% -1.2% -1.1% 0.05% 0.1% -0.1% -0.3%

 

ODSP CaseloadODSP Beneficiaries


1 - A case refers to a single individual or a family unit on social assistance.

2 - The number of beneficiaries refers to the total number of single individuals and heads of family units on social assistance plus all their dependents (i.e., spouses, dependent children and dependent adults).

Numbers may not add up due to rounding.