Site: Owen Sound Office
Service: Ontario Disability Support Program - Income and Employment Supports
|Record #: CWD3381||Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021||Last Full Update: 29 Sep 2020|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 Response Currently staff are available to respond to phone inquires during businesses hours to provide assistance. Clients are encouraged to reach out by phone, fax or email.
Clients can email questions or documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be directed to their caseworkers. Clients should put their name and member ID in the subject field to ensure they are directed to the appropriate caseworker.
The office is open to drop off documents or to speak to administrative staff or caseworker if a client is unable to call first, but clients are encouraged to make arrangements prior to visiting the office.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is designed to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities who are in financial need, or who want and are able to work and need support
Offers two types of support:
* Income support - financial assistance provided each month to help with the costs of basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, also includes benefits, such as drug coverage, vision care, benefits for dental care such as cleanings and extractions, for clients and their eligible family members
* Employment supports - Services and supports to help clients with disabilities find and keep a job, and advance their careers
|Public Comments||As of Feb 2, 2021, the walk-in hours at ODSP office in Owen Sound will be Mon-Fri 10 am -2 pm. Staff will be responding to phone calls 8:30 am-5 pm. Please do not visit the office without first speaking to staff.
To report Welfare misuse or fraud call 1-800-394-7867
|Hours||Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm
Phone hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
|Areas Served||Bruce County ; Grey County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Applicants will be required to meet both financial and disability eligibility criteria
For dental benefits - ODSP recipients and their spouse 18 years of age or older are eligible * ODSP recipients now can access their dentals benefits by presenting their monthly statement of assistance or government ID such as their valid OHIP card or driver's license to their dentist * Dependant children will continue to access dental benefits through Healthy Smiles Ontario.
For vision care benefits - ODSP recipients and eligible family members can receive new lenses and frames every 3 years when necessary (children receive assistance with every change in prescription) * Coverage for eye exams is once every 24 months where not covered by OHIP * Clients visit optometrist of their choice who will fax authorization to caseworker and client pays only the balance for the eyeglasses that is over the eligible amount
Access to case information, to report income and to change address can be done online * Register at Ontario.ca/MyBenefits
|Application||Applications are taken by phone, in person or online at https://saapply.mcss.gov.on.ca/CitizenPortal/cw/PlayerPage.do. A caseworker will contact you within three to five days to schedule an in-person meeting.
You will be asked to bring specific documents to the meeting, so that the caseworker can verify:
* your personal information
* information about members of your household
* your household’s housing costs and other shelter-related costs
* your household’s income and assets
Clients can also email questions or documents * They should put their name and member ID in the subject field to ensure they are directed to the appropriate caseworker
|Languages||English ; French ; Staff may be available to assist in French|
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Owen Sound|
|Address & Map||
Service Ontario Building
1400 1st Ave W
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
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|Intersection||14th St W and 1st Ave W|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-3790|
|Primary Contact||Vince Willan, Manager; Phone: ext 237; Email: Vincent.Willan@ontario.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Melissa Tomlin; Phone: ext 235; Email: Melissa.Tomlin@ontario.ca|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 3399 STN MAIN
Canada L3R 6J2
|Service Categories||Assistive Devices - Where to buy/rent/borrow ; Career Counselling ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Employment Program Resources ; Financial Assistance ; Financial Assistance Programs ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Medical Financial Assistance ; Social Assistance|
|Service Category Groups||Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Income Programs ; Newcomers|