OW and ODSP Rates and the Ontario Child Benefit – 2016

September 29, 2016

Information from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): The provincial government increased Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

As in past years, we've created a rates sheet to give people an idea of what these increases really mean.

Our new rates sheet shows the new Basic Needs and Shelter rates, as well as the Ontario Child Benefit amounts, for different family types. We include the Ontario Child Benefit because it's an important part of the total incomes of people on OW and ODSP who have children.

The rates sheet also explains the details of these increases, like how they're being applied and to whom, and talks about increases being made to other benefits available inside OW and ODSP.

The increases come into effect on the September 30 OW and ODSP cheques.

The rates sheet is available in both English (click here) and French (click here).

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