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Getting an inheritance when you are on Ontario disability benefits

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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

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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.