News from Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
The Ministry of Community and Social Services has two core businesses: income and employment supports, and social and community services. Services are provided to those who are in need, including: adults; children and youth; and people with physical and developmental disabilities.More information
By March 2016, the Ministry of Community and Social Services will begin working with stakeholders and advocates to design a new, simpler medical review process and form.
Ontario will delay the implementation of the new, flexible Employment-Related benefit to October 1, 2015.
Effective January 25, 2013, Ontario updated the Special Diet Allowance to include people on social assistance who have chronic hepatitis C with a body mass index of less than 25.
A new FAQ has been posted by the provincial government, listing 10 questions that explain how it intends to respond to the Social Assistance Review.
For recipients of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits, if you are in need of repairs to your home, applications will only be accepted for these benefits up to June 30, 2012.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services has decided - against the recommendations of its own panel of health professionals - that some people who have muscular dystrophy and weight-loss issues will no longer receive the special diet allowance.
Date September 28, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Central Community Network of Specialized Care presents "Disabilities and Estate Planning," with Kenneth Pope, a lawyer who works with individuals with disabilities and their families.
It is now possible to apply online for Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Temporary Care Assistance, and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. At present, this service is available only in certain cities, but it will soon be available throughout the province.