Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: Peterborough Office

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Description (Service) COVID19 Although office is open, clients are asked to call their caseworker. * Additional assistance for those currently receiving social assistance, who are facing additional costs related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Funding can be used to meet a broad range of needs such as cleaning supplies, transportation, food or clothing that individuals and families may require due to COVID-19 * ODSP recipients can access emergency benefits by calling their caseworker. * Emergency benefits: up to $100 for single individuals and up to $200 for families.  
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
Dates All year
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. 
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
Site Location Peterborough Square
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
360 George St N, 2nd Flr
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
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Intersection George St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-9292
Toll Free Phone 1-800-663-8560
TTY Phone 705-742-8915
Fax 705-742-8048
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp
Primary Contact Jennifer Costello, Manager
Alternate Contact Mark Willis, Manager