Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in Ontario can be quite confusing when compared to programs like the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) in Alberta. Sadly their terminology is a bit out of date, but they do have 1 fixed income without the shelter variable portion changing like we do in Ontario.
So if you are on ODSP you are guaranteed $672 for Basic Needs as a single and $969 for a couple. Apparently spouses don’t need to eat as much.
Now when dealing with Shelter Amount, you will get a maximum of $497 for a Single Person or $781 as a couple. Keep in mind shelter is 100% an adjustable variable due to a few factors like rent and utilities.
Things that can be claimed to max out your Monthly Shelter:
- Principal and interest on a mortgage or loan
- Property Taxes
- Water / Sewage
- Rental of Water Heaters
- Home Insurance
- Co-operative Housing and Co-operative Housing Mandatory Fee’s
We don’t expect there to be an increase for the 2019 / 2020 calendar year with the current Doug Ford Government. They had already slashed the increase in half last year and acted like it was some sort of amazing gift from the Conservative Government.
Hopefully this information can help those on Disability. The chart itself is from ISAC and heavily modified to give you less information like Ontario Works and such. If you need help or have questions then ask us night or day through our comments or via the contact section of the site.