The provincial government has said that it plans to make changes to social assistance programs. Advocates worry about what theseÂ changes might be. So more than ever, people need to know what rights they have if they disagree with a decision about Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Steps in the appeal process
There are a number of steps to follow if someone does not agree with a decision about social assistance.
A person may be able to appeal a decision to the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT):
refusing to give them social assistance
reducing the amount of assistance they get
cutting off their assistance
The SBT is not part of OW or ODSP and has the power to make a different decision.
First published at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/news/radar-right-appeal-decision-about-social-assistance