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On the Radar: Paying a person's social assistance to someone else
November 3, 2017
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Usually, Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) pay money directly to the person who's getting social assistance.

This month's On the Radar talks about when OW and ODSP can pay a person's assistance to someone else.

On the Radar: New protection for tenants when a landlord wants to move in
October 3, 2017
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This month's On the Radar explains recent changes giving tenants a little more protection if their landlord, or the landlord's close family member or caregiver, wants to move into their unit.

On the Radar: Increases to asset limits and gift amounts for people on social assistance
September 20, 2017
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This month's On the Radar gives highlights of rule changes for people on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). These changes include increases in the value of assets people can own and new rules about gifts that won’t affect their assistance.

The rules are complicated. There's more detailed information on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: News about rent increases
August 2, 2017
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More tenants in Ontario are now protected from large rent increases.

This month's On the Radar has information about this important change and about the rules for rent increases.

On the Radar: Changes coming for Ontario workers
July 5, 2017
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Following the release of Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review report, the government moved quickly to propose changes to the Employment Standards Act.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes and how they could affect workers' rights.

On the Radar: What happens when someone on ODSP gets a medical review date
July 4, 2017
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This month’s On the Radar talks about the process that the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) uses when they do a medical review.

On the Radar: Being sued in Small Claims Court
May 8, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information about being sued in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: Suing in Small Claims Court
April 6, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: Hours of work and breaks: Workers' rights and employers' responsibilities
March 6, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information on the rules about hours of work and breaks, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar - Good news for parents on social assistance who get child support
January 23, 2017
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New rules mean that parents on social assistance who also get child support payments now have more money.

This month's On the Radar highlights this change. It also talks about some other things that people on assistance should know if they get child or spousal support.

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