Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: Peterborough Office

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Record #: SHA2056
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2023


Description (Service) ODSP provides income and employment supports to people who have a substantial physical or mental impairment that is documented by a Health professional. A financial assessment will also be made to assess eligibility.

For Income Support the amount of the benefit will depend on the size of the family, age of dependent children/adults, shelter costs and availability and receipt of income, special diet. Other benefits include: prescription drugs, dental services, eyeglasses, hearing aids and special medical necessities.

ODSP Employment Supports helps persons with disabilities to find a job, advance to another job if under employed, overcome a disability-related job crisis to maintain employment and retain long-term employment.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility For Income Support a person must be 18 years of age or older, be financially eligible, be a resident of Ontario, have a verified physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year of more and the disability must make it difficult for self care , participate in community life or to work.

Persons over 65 should contact the office to see if they are eligible for income assisstance.

For Employment Supports a person must be 16 years of age or older, be a resident of Ontario, have a physical or mental impairment; other eligibility considerations to be verified by the Caseworker
Application Applications for Income Support must be completed with a caseworker or may be completed on-line by logging to the ministry website, under Social Assistance. Applications for Employment Supports must be completed and returned to the local office for determination of eligibility. New Online Application Available for Peterborough residents. People residing in Peterborough city or county can now apply online at www.ontario.ca/socialassistance. The online service allows application for and/or determines eligibility for three social assistance programs: - Ontario Works - Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD). There is a screening section that allows potential applicants to determine their eligibility before they start the application. There is also an appointment scheduling feature that allows applicants to suggest dates and times for their verification interviews. Applicants can still choose to apply in person or by phone.
Languages English; French
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
360 George St N
2nd Flr
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 7E7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-742-9292
Toll Free Phone 1-800-663-8560
Fax 705-742-8048
Website www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-disability-support-program
Primary Contact Mark Willis, Manager; Phone: 705-742-9292

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