The Community Legal Clinic of York Region provides services to applicants and recipients of OW (Ontario Works, also known as welfare) and ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program).  We can advise you of your rights and help you resolve issues with your benefits.  In some cases, we can represent you on an appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal.

Some Examples of social assistance issues we may help with:   

  • Your application for benefits was denied
  • Your benefits were suspended or cancelled
  • You were charged an overpayment with which you disagree

OTHER INCOME ASSISTANCE:
The Community Legal Clinic of York Region can also help with other income assistance matters including denials, cancellations, and overpayments for programs such as:

  • Canada Pension Disability
  • Old Age Security
  • Disability Tax Credit & RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan)
  • Canada Child Benefits

OTHER AREAS OF LAW
The Community Legal Clinic of York Region may, in some circumstances, be able to provide you with summary legal advice on other matters, including but not limited to consumer law, and sexual violence.

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION:
The Community Legal Clinic of York Region also provides public legal education (PLE) about social assistance and income maintenance matters to community groups and agencies in York Region.