Getting an inheritance when you are on Ontario disability benefits
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Is this booklet for you?
Read this to learn how inheriting money or other property can affect your right to get income support from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
It explains the ODSP rules about inheritances and talks about:
- how to plan ahead if you expect to get an inheritance
- what can happen if you receive an inheritance
Other booklets that may help you
- Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply explains how to apply for assistance from ODSP, which is for people with serious health problems
CLEO has more resources on social assistance and other legal topics.
You can read them on our website or order free copies.
If you speak French
Ask a lawyer or a community legal clinic about your language rights. You have the right to get government services related to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in French.
Si vous parlez français
Communiquez avec un avocat ou une clinique juridique communautaire, et informez-vous de vos droits linguistiques. Vous avez droit à ce que les services gouvernementaux reliés au Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) vous soient fournis en français.