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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 | September 23, 2019
Toronto Hearings Move to Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre

On Tuesday, October 1, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) will begin holding its Toronto hearings at the new Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre at 15 Grosvenor St, Toronto. SBT hearings will no longer be …

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