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May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updates on Tribunals Ontario Operations – Learn More.

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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 | April 22, 2020
Social Benefits Tribunal Holds Hearings by Phone During COVID-19 Outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is holding all hearings by teleconference until further notice to provide access to justice in a fair and efficient manner, while protecting the health …

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