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DVCLS Advocacy

I would like to dispute a decision made by the social assistance office. I heard that I can appeal. Is this true and what is the process?

If you disagree with a decision made by the Ontario Works (OW) office or by the Ontario Disability (ODSP) office, you may have the right to appeal it. This includes decisions refusing your social assistance (including your application for ODSP), reducing your social assistance amount, suspending/terminating your social assistance, or creating an “overpayment” (debt).

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What is the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)? How do I qualify for it?

What is Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)? ODSP is commonly referred to as ‘disability benefits’ and it is run by the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. This kind of help is to pay for things you need, and is called ‘financial assistance or income support’. ODSP is generally for people with serious health problems.

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Tareekh Pe Tareekh – “Know Your Employment Law Rights” Public Legal Education Campaign

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) and the Toronto East Employment and Immigration Law Services (TEEILS) have been working to create the “Tareekh Pe Tareekh – Know Your Employment Law Rights” Public Legal Education Campaign. The campaign will be launched on social media on September 6, 2022. We will be posting a series of short educational videos in Hindi,

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