Adequate Incomes for People on ODSP

This paper compares the maximum ODSP rates paid to people with disabilities, with the average costs for rent, food, telephone and transportation in several different Ontario communities.  It shows that often people do not receive enough even for these basic expenses, let alone for other needs like clothing, personal care items, or the additional costs created by their disability.  It includes the Coalition's recommendations that the amounts of income support need to be set based on the real costs that people have, and that an expert panel including people with lived experience should be set up to advise government on the rates.

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