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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 | June 26, 2015
Toronto Hearings Moving to 655 Bay Street in May 2016

Starting in May 2016, appeals which originate in the City of Toronto (Toronto proper, North York, Etobicoke) excluding Scarborough will be heard at the SJTO hearing centre located at:

655 Bay Street, 14th floor …

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