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Important Notice

January 1, 2018 – Parties to a disability appeal can now agree to settle at the hearing. If the two sides agree on a way to settle the appeal, they will be asked to put their agreement in writing using Form 9 : Confirmation of Settlement and Request for Consent Order.
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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 | December 11, 2017
Parties to a Disability Appeal Can Soon Agree to Settle at the Hearing

Starting January 1, Social Benefits Tribunal appellants and the Disability Adjudication Unit of the Ministry of Community and Social Services will be able to agree to settle a disability appeal during the hearing.

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