Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services. Social Assistance Programs

Social Benefits Tribunal

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Record #: CWD1214 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2013
Description (Service)The Tribunal hears appeals for the refusal to grant a benefit, suspension, cancellation, reduction or the amount of benefits under the Ontario Works Act and ODSP. To apply, an appeal form must be submitted within 30 days of the internal review decision. 
Before you may file an appeal with the Tribunal, you must request an internal review from the office that made the original decision concerning your social assistance. If you do not request an internal review, you may not appeal a decision to the Tribunal. 
You have 10 days from the date you receive the original decision to request an internal review. Your request must be in writing. 
Interim Assistance may be applied for while waiting for the appeal hearing. The Board holds province-wide hearings of appeals by individuals regarding decisions on Ontario Works or ODSP. 
Service Details
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedOntario
ApplicationAppeal form; Submit an appeal form within 30 days of receiving the internal review decision, or 10 days if you won't receive an internal review
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Interpreters can be arranged
Address and Location
Located In CommunityToronto
Address & Map
Social Benefits Tribunal
1075 Bay St, 7th Flr
Toronto, ON M5S 2B1
IntersectionBay and Bloor Sts
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone416-326-0978
Toll Free Phone1-800-753-3895
TDD Phone1-800-268-7095 * 416-325-3408