The Social Benefits Tribunal is an independent body that hears appeals of decisions regarding social assistance that people receive under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 and the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997.

The Tribunal:

  • operates at arm's length from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and

  • is separate and apart from the ministry, local Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program offices.

The Tribunal hearings are held throughout the province. A Tribunal hearing is not a formal court proceeding.

Learn more

You can learn more about the Social Benefits Tribunal by visiting their website