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Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply

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What can I do if I disagree with a decision about ODSP income support?

This could happen because:

  • ODSP thinks you do not qualify financially
  • the Disability Adjudication Unit does not believe you have a disability

To appeal, the first thing you have to do is write to the office that made the decision and ask for an "internal review".

After you have asked for an internal review, you can appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal.

The Tribunal is not part of ODSP or the Disability Adjudication Unit. It has the power to make a different decision.

CLEO's Appealing a decision about social assistance has more details, including information about time limits and a form that you can use to ask for an internal review.