Service: Ontario Disability Support Program
|Record #: VTC0298||Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2016|
|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.
There program has two components:
INCOME SUPPORT and EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS
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.
The ODSP EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS program works with community service providers 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.
|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 Canada.
|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||English ; Interpretive Services - Sign language|
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Lindsay|
|Address & Map||
322 Kent St W, 2nd Floor
Lindsay, ON K9V 4T7
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|Intersection||Kent St. and Angeline St.|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - Washrooms, Parking, Entrance|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-565-3554|
|Primary Contact||Andrea Calvin, Manager; Phone: 705-324-4821 ext 223|