Save $35 to $75 on your electricity bill every month

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients who pay hydro costs directly are automatically eligible for a monthly credit on their bill through the OESP.

How to enroll

If you are applying for social assistance and pay electricity costs directly, your caseworker can help you with the enrolment process. Ask your caseworker about how to enroll.

If you are already receiving social assistance and pay electricity costs directly, call our toll-free number at 1-844-274-0599 to be enrolled.

The amount of the credit will depend on how many people live in your house and your combined household income. The credit will be applied directly to your hydro bill.

You can get more help ($52 to $113 per month) if you:

  • have electric heating
  • use certain medical devices that use a lot of electricity
  • or if a family member living in your household is Indigenous

To learn more and apply for the OESP, speak with your caseworker or call our toll-free number at 1-844-274-0599.

Already receiving OESP?

As of May 1, 2017, the monthly credit has increased by 50 per cent through Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan.
Your utility distributor has automatically applied the new credit amount to your bill.

OESP and your personal information

The Ontario government is working with the Ontario Energy Board, which manages the OESP, to help eligible Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients enroll for a monthly credit on their bill through the OESP.

To do this, the province will be collecting and disclosing personal information to the Ontario Energy Board under the authority of section 79.2.1 of the Ontario Energy Board Act and in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Information collected will include name, address and electricity provider. Ontario is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information.

Email us if you have any questions about the collection of information.