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About 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 | February 27, 2015
Email Communication Pilot

Starting on March 23, 2015, SBT will launch a 6-month pilot project where 6-8 legal clinics and 6-8 ODSP/OW offices will be able to submit documents and inquiries by email.  The purpose of the pilot is to improve the …
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