What You Need to Know About Payment Dates and Benefits for 2022
The purpose of this article is to inform you about the payment dates and benefits (2022) and everything you need to know about Canada Workers Benefits (CWB) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). The first thing you will learn is what benefits you will be able to enjoy in 2022 and when you will receive payments. This article will give you all the information you need on this subject.
If you or your spouse earns income through work and falls into the category of low-income group, then you or your spouse may be eligible for Canadian workers’ benefits (CWB).
The program provides assistance to low-income taxpayers. It is an advance refundable payment you will receive at the time of tax filing and pay later.
Under this scheme, you and your spouse can get fifty percent of CWB in advance without waiting for tax time.
Every low-income group taxpayer living in Canada throughout the year is eligible to get the basic amount. It is governed by certain factors like marital status, the reliability of eligible family members, and your net income.
As your income increases, the basic amount is reduced, and at a certain level, it is withdrawn.
The disability supplement is available to disabled taxpayers. This is over and above the basic amount. But for this, you should be a declared disabled person.
Payments are usually made on the 5th of the following month:
There are two methods:
Method No. 1:
Method No. 2:
Sudbury Tax Center, PO Box 20000, Stn. A
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 5C1
You can visit or call your ODSP office.
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
This is a social assistance programme for Ontario’s disabled citizens. This scheme provides income and employment support to the disabled citizens of Ontario.
This helps disabled people who need financial support for their food items, housing needs, and health needs, like medicine and optical needs.
This scheme should be used as a last resort, and before going for it, the following options should be explored:
You are eligible for this programme if you are:
According to the ODSP Act, a person is disabled if he/she is physically and mentally disabled for one year or more. To establish the disability, the individual will go through the process set by ODSP. Furthermore, this disability restricts the individual from:
A health care professional will assess and confirm the disability, its duration, and restrictions.
You can work and still receive income support, but you will tell your caseworker, who will guide you, how your work will affect your income support and whether you qualify for work-related costs.
If you need money immediately, you should apply to Ontario Works, a social assistance program. Here, the process is short and you will get the amount earlier. But, you should tell your Ontario Works staff that you also qualify for ODSP and they will help you process your case with ODSP.
The ODSP employment support programme assists declared disabled individuals in obtaining, preparing for, or maintaining employment.
ODSP also helps those who are not getting jobs or are without a job for a certain period.
If you are receiving ODSP income support, you are automatically eligible for the ODSP employment support program, but participation in this scheme is at your will.
If you are not an ODSP income support beneficiary, you are still eligible if:
If you need more information, you should visit your ODSP local office, visit the website Ontario.ca/socialassistance, or call 1-888-789-4199.