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Our offices will be closed on April 22 for Easter Monday.
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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 12, 2018
SJTO Recruits: Members, Social Benefits Tribunal

SJTO has posted for:

  • Full-time bilingual and unilingual members at the Social Benefits Tribunal for Toronto, London, Hamilton and Ottawa
  • Part-time bilingual and unilingual members for …
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