Are you having problems with getting income assistance from the government? Were you turned down for a government income benefit or have been cut off of a benefit? Were you were told you were overpaid and have to pay it back? We can help.
Several government programs give income assistance:
Ontario Works: Financial assistance for people who have no other income.
Ontario Disability: Income support for people who have a disability and are unable to work.
Canada Pension Plan Disability: Income support for people who were previously working but are now unable to work because of a disability.
Employment Insurance: Financial assistance if you can’t work at your job temporarily.
Canada Child Benefit: A monthly payment to parents with children under the age of 18.
Public Retirement Pensions, including:
- Canada Pension Plan Retirement: A retirement benefit for people who contributed to the plan while working.
- Old Age Pension: A pension paid to everyone when they turn 65.The amount of the benefit is reduced if you have other income over a certain amount.
- Guaranteed Income Supplement: A benefit paid to top up those people whose combined CPP and OAS pensions are below a certain amount.