Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Ontario Disability Support Program Caseload October 2019

This program provides financial assistance and health-related benefits to people with disabilities who need help with living expenses.

ODSP offers:

  • financial assistance to help clients and their families with essential living expenses
  • benefits, including prescription drugs and vision care
  • help finding and keeping a job, and advancing clients’ careers

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

In October 2019, there were 24,905 ACSD cases receiving this benefit on behalf of 29,891 children.

This program provides financial support for low- to moderate-income families to cover some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.