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Important Updates about Social Assistance

If you received Basic Income payments in 2019, a T5007 slip will automatically be sent to you before the end of February.  This income must be reported when completing your income tax return. 

Contact the Ministry of Finance if you didn’t receive your slip by the end of February. For other Basic Income inquiries, contact the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services.

Ontario has two social assistance programs to help eligible residents of Ontario who are in financial need.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works helps people who are in temporary financial need.

This program offers both financial and employment assistance.

Learn more about Ontario Works.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

ODSP helps people who have disabilities. It has two parts:

  1. Income Support (financial help)
  2. Employment Supports (help finding a job)

Learn more about ODSP.

We're improving service for social assistance recipients in Ontario.

  • MyBenefits is a new online service that makes it faster, easier and more convenient for people on social assistance to securely access case information anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Making it easier to access ODSP dental benefits

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