Prescribed classes are specific categories of people who do not have to go through the disability adjudication process to qualify for ODSP Income Support.

People in these categories must still apply and meet all other ODSP eligibility requirements to be found eligible for ODSP Income Support.

Members of prescribed classes include:

  • A person who, on May 31, 1998, was a recipient, or the spouse of a recipient, of benefits under specific case classes under the Family Benefits Act, 1992.

  • A person who is 65+ years old and not eligible for Old Age Security (OAS).

  • People who receive either of these disability pension benefits:
  • A person who was a former resident of a Schedule 1 facility under the former Development Service Act (DSA), who ceased to be resident of that facility on or after June 1, 1998.

    The Schedule 1 facilities under the former DSA include Huronia Regional Centre (Orillia), Rideau Regional Centre (Smith Falls) and Southwestern regional Centre (Blenheim).