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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 | January 20, 2017
New Consent Orders – Public Consultation

The Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is moving to resolve disability appeals at the hearing through consent orders.  If parties can settle an appeal at the hearing and the member is satisfied that they understand the …

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