Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services

Site: Lindsay

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Description
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.
Service Details
Public Comments Information not confirmed since 2016
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Dates All Year
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
Fees None
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
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.mcss.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Andrea Calvin, Manager; Phone: 705-324-4821 ext 223