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What is the payment schedule for the Ontario Disability Support Program?

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As of July 2015, Ontario Works of the Ontario Disability Support Program makes monthly benefit payments on the last business day of the month preceding the benefit month, according to the City of Toronto website. For example, the benefit payment for June 2015 was paid out on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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Clients receive payments through direct deposit or check, though Ontario Works encourages clients still relying on check payments to shift to direct deposit. For problems with delayed or stopped payments, clients contact their caseworker, the City of Toronto website advises.

The ODSP is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that helps Ontarians with disabilities cope with living expenses and finding employment. The monthly financial assistance helps cover expenses related to basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medication and dental costs for the client and qualified family members, explains the MCSS website. Employment support includes services that helps clients find employment, stay employed or enhance their skills and qualifications. The amount of financial assistance that eligible recipients receive depends on factors such as family size, household income, available assets and cost of housing. Ontario Works recipients may also qualify for additional benefits such as coverage for eyeglasses, diabetic supplies, moving costs, eviction costs and costs related to employment.

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