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Discretionary Benefits

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Citi Plaza
355 Wellington St, Suite 248
London
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519-661-5910
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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2022: Suggest an edit

Application

Complete the application form * financial needs test may be required

Eligibility / Target Population

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program clients * may also be available to people with a low income or those in receipt of Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security or Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement

Fees

Free

Languages

English

Language Notes

Interpretation available upon request

Area Served

London

Accessibility

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Description of Services

Financial assistance for special items of extreme need may be provided to eligible recipients

Health-related:
  • dental care for adults
  • vision care for adults
  • prosthetic appliances
  • funerals and burials
  • heating payments and payments for low-cost heating energy conservation measures

Non-health-related:
  • vocational training and retraining
  • travel and transportation that is not for health-related purposes
  • moving expenses
  • any other special service, item or payment authorized by the Director

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About Us

The Discretionary Benefits Program offers eligible London residents financial assistance to purchase essential health related and emergency assistance items when all other resources are exhausted. All items require pre-approval by Discretionary Benefits staff.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2022: Suggest an edit
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