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About the SBT


The Social Benefits Tribunal hears appeals from people who have either been refused social assistance or who receive social assistance but disagree with a decision that affects:

  • their eligibility for assistance
  • the amount of assistance they receive
  • the benefits they receive

The Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is established under Part IV of the Ontario Works Act, 1997. Appeals are heard under that act and the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997.

Latest News


SBT | April 16, 2015
New hearing site in Scarborough

Starting in August 2015, appeals which originate in the Scarborough region will be heard at the SJTO Toronto East office at:
2275 Midland Avenue, Unit 2
Scarborough, Ontario M1P 3E7
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