New ODSP changes may give more flexibility
Author(s): Deanna S. Gilbert
December 20, 2017
Ontario has recently made changes that will lift the cap on damage awards before they will affect the eligibility for Ontario Disability Support Program claims. Lawyers say this can help give more flexibility when negotiating damages that could include structured settlements and allow their clients to keep their benefits.
Deanna Gilbert, a partner with Thomson Rogers Lawyers in Toronto says:
ODSP has generally wanted to know the breakdown of damages and which amounts relate to which headings, but it has not tended to care whether there was a structure in place because there is no provision in legislation to deal with it.
Read the full article by Dale Smith for Law Times: New ODSP changes may give more flexibility