ODSP Medical Reviews: Increase in reviews coming in 2015

Posted
December 5, 2014

If you get benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), you may get a notice that your disability status is being reviewed.

These "medical reviews" have always been part of the ODSP system. This is because ODSP is a program that provides support to people with disabilities even if their disability is not permanent.

For many years, however, the Ministry of Community and Social Services did not do medical reviews due to lack of resources. Many people who should have had a medical review have not had one done.

The Ministry received funding this year that will significantly increase the number of medical reviews being done. This means many more people on ODSP will be getting medical review notices in the mail.

Our Medical Reviews Fact Sheet (click here) talks about what medical reviews are, how they are done, and what you should do if you get a notice.

It also outlines some of the concerns about they are done, and what we are doing to advocate for a better and easier process.

NOTE: If you work with an organization or agency that supports people on ODSP, please share this fact sheet with them.

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