Income Benefits during COVID-19: Updates and review of provincial and federal benefits and how they interact

Recorded on February 4, 2021 - The federal government introduced new and temporary income benefits last year to help people cope with the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, the provincial government introduced temporary financial supports, particularly for those on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Join us to understand which federal and provincial benefits are still available, how these benefits interact, and what you can do to address any issues that may arise as a result of accessing these benefits, such as dealing with an overpayment. Our legal expert will share up-to-date and practical information for frontline workers to support their communities.

Presenters

Liz Majic, Lawyer, Connecting Ottawa
Carolina Jimenez, Decent Work and Health Network

Corrections and Notes

Liz Majic, our presenter on this webinar, has provided further clarification to 4 specific questions. The questions were asked at: 31:12, 32:02, 1:12:43, 1:26:21. While watching the recording, you may want to see the attached PDF Clarifications for post Feb 4 21 webinar for her clarifications.

Correction at 12:40
During the slide on Support for Learners, our presenter mentioned that Support for Families was available until August 31, 2021. She should have said August 31, 2020.

*ASL interpretation was provided for this webinar and is part of the recording. Closed captions are also available.

The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing here, along with PDF copies of the presentation materials.



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