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Our offices will be closed on Monday, November 13 due to the Remembrance Day holiday.
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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 | November 7, 2017
New Video Shows What Hearings are Like

A new video posted to the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) website shows what a hearing is really like.

The video can be accessed through the Video & FAQ page. It is …

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