The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic recently represented an ODSP recipient who required two caregivers to assist her with her day-to-day activities and literacy-based support. ODSP believed that one of these caregivers was her “spouse” and asked her to provide extensive information about this caregiver. However, on the same date that ODSP requested this information it also issued a decision suspending the recipient from receiving income support. ODSP did this despite stating in the request for information that the recipient would have one month to gather the relevant information from her caregiver.
This case highlighted problems with ODSP not providing a fair process for clients and not following its own procedures.
Find out more about this case and the Social Benefit Tribunal’s decision by clicking here.
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