ODSP

ODSP Changes Explained

ODSP Changes Explained   The Ontario government have made some positive changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Some more significant than others, but all are improvements.  Here are some of the changes. As of September 1, 2017… 1. Income benefits increased by...

The Henson Trust Has Its Limits

The Henson Trust Has Its Limits If your son or daughter is on ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program), there is only so much money they can receive from other sources before their ODSP benefits are jeopardized. That includes money withdrawn from a Henson Trust. There is no limit to the amount of...

Is a Will Really Worth the Cost?

Is a Will Really Worth the Cost? Whether you have a child with a disability or not, the simple answer in almost all situations is yes. Retaining a lawyer to draft a proper will does cost. Many of my clients have paid in the neighbourhood of $1,500 to $2,500 for powers of attorney and a will that...

What You Need to Know About ODSP

What You Need to Know About ODSP Understanding ODSP is a job in itself.  People do not know where to start. It’s a daunting task, trying to figure out which aspects to focus on.  There are well over a 100 policies providing hundreds of pages of reading.  Sound like fun?  You can access them on-line,...

Is My Adult Child Eligible for Government Benefits?

Is My Adult Child Eligible for Government Benefits? Simply because parents earn a reasonable income, own a home and have savings does not mean their adult child can’t seek financial assistance from the government if they have a disability. Too many people are under the impression that benefits such as the Ontario...