Have you been refused social assistance, or has your social assistance been cancelled, reduced, or put on hold? An appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal can help rectify that, but the process can be intimidating. Thomsen Paralegal Services can advocate for you if your social benefits such as Ontario Works, ODSP, CPP benefits have been denied or discontinued.
What Is The SBT?
The Social Benefits Tribunal hears appeals from people who have either been refused social assistance or who receive social assistance but disagree with a decision that affects:
- Eligibility for assistance
- Amount of assistance they receive
- The benefits received
Guiding You Through The Confusing Appeals Process
You can appeal to the SBT when you have been refused social assistance or when your social assistance has been cancelled, reduced or put on hold, or an overpayment has been assessed. Appeals can include:
- Assistance reduction
- Benefit or assistance cancellation
- Benefit of assistance refusal or denial
- Overpayment disputes
- Whether you are a person with a disability
Before you appeal, a request for an internal review of that decision must be made of the office that made the decision. If you receive a decision that you don’t agree with and want to be sure you can make an appeal, contact Thomsen Paralegal Services.