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Social Assistance and Pensions

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Pension Overview

Recorded on July 14, 2011 (45 minutes)

This webinar is presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives community service providers an overview of benefits and provisions of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Old Age Security Pension (OAS).

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Henson Trusts

Recorded on May 26, 2011(40 minutes) - Henson Trusts are instruments designed to protect the assets, such as an inheritance, of people with disabilities, while preserving their right to collect government benefits. This webinar is presented by Sallie Hunt of Northwest Community Legal Clinic. It gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits. The webinar reviews some points to think about when considering this type of trust.


Investment and Saving for ODSP Recipients

Recorded on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 (38 minutes)
This webinar is presented by Sallie Hunt of Northwest Community Legal Clinic. It gives community service providers and advocates an overview of investment and savings vehicles for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients. The webinar looks at exempt assets and allowed investments such as Registered Education Savings Plans and Registered Disability Savings Plans, and how they be can used to benefit ODSP recipients.

Copies of presentation materials are available below.

ODSP Disability Determination and Application

Recorded on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. (66 minutes). This webinar is Part III of a three-part review of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives health practitioners and community service providers information on the Ontario Disability Support Plan disability determination and application processes.

OW and ODSP Applications and Appeals

Recorded on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 (60 minutes). This webinar is Part II of a three-part review of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives information on the steps in applying for income supports from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Plan and how to appeal a decision about an income support application.

OW and ODSP Rights and Benefits Overview

Recorded on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (66 minutes). This webinar is Part I of a three-part review of Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives an overview of what community workers and advocates should know about rights and benefits for people receiving financial assistance from OW and ODSP. The webinar covers current rates, mandatory and discretionary benefits, and how to appeal decisions about these benefits.