Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services

Site: Lindsay

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Record #: VTC0298
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Jun 2023


Description (Service) The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is designed to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities who are in financial need, or who want and are able to work and need support.

The program has two components:
  • Income Support: provides financial assistance and other benefits to eligible people with disabilities and their families. This includes accommodation and basic living expenses, as well as prescription drugs, basic dental care and other supports.
  • ODSP Employment Support: Community based service providers deliver the ODSP Employment Support program to help people with disabilities prepare for and find jobs, keep a job and advance their career. The program can also help people with disabilities become self-employed.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility Under the ODSP Income Support program people over the age of 18 that meet the following criteria for disability may be eligible: substantial physical or mental impairment that is continuous or recurrent and expected to last one year or more which affects ability to attend to personal care and/or function in the community or workplace. Financial eligibility must be established prior to the medical determination.

Under the ODSP Employment Supports program, a recipient of ODSP Income Support, or a person with a disability that has been verified by a medical professional may be eligible.
The applicant must be a resident of Ontario.
Application Applicants for the Income Support program must fill out a Disability Determination Package which can be obtained at local ODSP or Ontario Works offices after a meeting with the Income Support Specialist/Caseworker to determine financial eligibility.
Forms must be filled out by the applicant and his/her doctor.
Applications must be filled out and returned no later than 90 days after receiving the package.
Can apply online at: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/index.aspx
Languages Interpretive Services - Sign language
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Lindsay
Address & Map
322 Kent St W
2nd Floor
Lindsay, ON
Canada K9V 4T7
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Intersection Kent St. and Angeline St.
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Washrooms, Parking, Entrance

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-324-6128
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-3554
TTY Phone 705-324-7935
Fax 705-324-5244
Website www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-children-community-and-social-services

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