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

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What other benefit programs are there for people with disabilities?

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Some people with disabilities can get a CPP disability pension.

The rules about how to qualify for CPP disability pensions are different from ODSP rules.

There is more information in CLEO's CPP Disability Benefits.

CLEO's Steps to Justice website has step-by-step information about common legal topics, including CPP disability benefits. Visit www.stepstojustice.ca.

Other disability benefits

There are other benefits that people with disabilities might be able to get, such as:

  • Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits
  • disability benefits from Veterans Affairs
  • disability benefits through an employer's insurance plan
  • pension benefits from another country where they once lived
  • workers' compensation benefits

To find out more about these other disability benefits, contact your community legal clinic. For information about how to find the nearest legal clinic, see How can I get legal help and information?

For information about benefits from Employment Insurance or Veterans Affairs, you can visit a Service Canada office or go to www.canada.ca for information and a list of office locations.

There is more information about workers' compensation benefits in CLEO's Workers' Compensation: Making a claim. You can read it online or order a free copy. Go to www.cleo.on.ca or call 416-408-4420.

CLEO's Steps to Justice website has step-by-step information about common legal topics, including Employment Insurance and workers' compensation. Visit www.stepstojustice.ca.

You can also find out more about workers' compensation from the Office of the Worker Adviser at www.owa.gov.on.ca.