Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Payments Increased

Thunder Bay District Social Services
Thunder Bay District Social Services offices in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay District Social ServicesTORONTO – Ontario is increasing social assistance rates for people receiving support from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

This fall, new rate increases announced in the 2016 Budget come into effect, including an additional:

  • $25 per month for single adults receiving Ontario Works
  • 1.5 per cent for families receiving Ontario Works
  • 1.5 per cent for individuals with disabilities who receive ODSP.

The rate increases come into effect in September 2016 for ODSP and in October 2016 for Ontario Works.

In addition, Ontario is increasing support for parents who receive income through the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities program by 1.5 per cent.