OW and ODSP Rates and OCB as of Oct 2015
The 2015 Ontario Budget included an increase in Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates. This rates sheet shows the current and new Basic Needs and Maximum Shelter amounts for different families. It also shows the Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) amounts, because the OCB is an important part of the total incomes of people on OW and ODSP who have children.
The rates sheet also explains that the government is applying the increases to different parts of people's cheques, and talks about all of the increases being made to other benefits available inside OW and ODSP. The increases come into effect starting on the October 30 cheques.
Please note: The provincial government increased Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates in the 2016 Ontario Budget. The increases come into effect on the September 30, 2016 OW and ODSP cheques. For more information visit: