Description
Description (Service) Program is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent 
  • provides financial assistance to people with disabilities 
  • amount of benefit depends on size of family, shelter costs, income, and assets 
  • If an applicant does not receive a letter from the Disability Adjudication Unit (DAU) within 2-3 weeks of applying, stating that the application has been received; or if a letter of their decision is not received from the DAU within 8 weeks after the first letter, applicants can call the DAU at 1-888-256-6758 
  • To report Welfare (Ontario Works) or ODSP misuse or fraud call 1-800-394-7867
Service Details
Public Comments
  • Since Jan 1 2017 Child support payments are now fully exempt from social assistance benefit calculations and clients are no longer required to pursue child support as a condition of eligibility for social assistance 
  • Family Benefits and Mother's Allowance programs no longer exist 
  • people needing social assistance, including sole support parents, must apply to Ontario Works (OW) 
  • residents of Springwater Twp and Oro-Medonte Twp who are applying for Ontario Disability Support Program must apply to Ministry of Community and Social Services, 425 West Street North, Unit 8, Orillia
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
  • Young Adults 
  • Adults 
  • resident of Ontario 
  • verified physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more 
  • disability must make it difficult for applicant to care for him/herself, go into the community or to work
Application
  • Application form and interview as well as a disability and financial assessment 
  • those in immediate financial need should call directly to the Ontario Works office
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
34 Simcoe St, 2nd Flr
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4
 
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Intersection Mary St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-737-1311
Toll Free Phone Office: 1-800-461-7551 
 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to verify status of ODSP: 1-800-808-2268
TTY Phone 705-737-9601
Fax 705-737-4197
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx
Primary Contact Gord Spoljarich, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 705-727-5600; Email: Gord.spoljarich@ontario.ca
Alternate Contact Sandi Hall, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 705-727-5595; Email: sandra.hall@ontario.ca

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