Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services

Site: St Catharines

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing. 
 
The program provides eligible people with disabilities with: 
 
Income Support - helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing. 
Employment Supports - helps people with disabilities who can and want to work prepare for and find a job. 
 
If a person is receiving ODSP Income support, the individual and their family may be eligible to receive health benefits including prescription drugs, dental care, vision care, medical supplies, transportation to medical appointments. 
 
Extended Health Benefit If someone does not qualify for ODSP income support due to excess income from other sources, they may qualify for the Extended Health Benefit. It may help with the cost of prescription drugs, basic dental care, vision care, medical supplies, transportation to medical appointments, assistive devices including hearing aids.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Niagara Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
A person may qualify if: 
*the individual lives in Ontario 
*is in financial need and meets financial eligibility guidelines 
*is found to be a "person with a disability" as defined under Ontario Disability Support Program Ac 
 
A person with a disability is someone who has substantial physical or mental impairment that: 
*is continuous or recurrent 
*is expected to last one year or more
Application Call local office to set up a meeting or to apply over the phone.  
 
Applicants apply online for Social Assistance. A screening section can tell potential applicants whether or not they might be eligible before they start the application process. Applicants having technical difficulties with the online application should use the “Help” function or contact Service Ontario at 1-800-267-8097.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-688-3022
Toll Free Phone 1-800-263-5413 ; Cheque Inquiry 1-800-808-2268
TTY Phone 905-688-1140
Fax 905-688-2904
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
Garden City Tower
301 St Paul St, Mezzanine Flr
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
 
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Intersection St Paul St and Carlisle St
Accessibility Partially Accessible - Parking - Metered; Entrance - Accessible; Washroom - Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Housing Expense Assistance ; Moving Assistance ; Social Assistance Disability Programs Applications