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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.

The SBT is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).

Latest News


SBT | October 19, 2016
Updated Forms: Appeal and Application for Reconsideration

SBT has posted updated versions of its Appeal (Form 1) and Application for Reconsideration.

The new forms are easier to use and easier to understand. They are also accessible for people using screen readers. Both …

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