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05-27-07, 03:44 PM
Is there anyone here that is on ODSP, can someone with ADHD make claims from them


08-21-07, 12:34 AM
I'm not on it, but know some stuff about it. I know that you need to be deemed unable to work in order to receive benefits. I also know that they have a huge package of forms that you need to have your doctors/specialists fill out and you must had them in within 3 months of receiving the package. Also, they send your documentation to Toronto to be reviewed by a committee who makes a decision as to yes or no. You can expect to wait 6 months to hear back. Often they will turn you down, but always appeal, appeal, appeal because they'll often reverse their decision upon appeal.

08-26-07, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the response..

To get a piddly few dollars from the government, I may as well find another way to get some money.

Thanks again..

08-27-07, 01:25 AM
ADD is a frontal lobe brain disorder, and certainly impairs the Brain's Manager (executive function).

If you have proof of Testing (reports) to submit (showing ADD and LDs and any other conditions) and a good Psychiatrist's medical report (they may also submit some of your file/appointment notes), you may get it.

Have you been tested? It is about $1000 or more. They check for neuro/brain function deficits, etc.

In the GTA you can get testing thru JVS. They may have funding to help with the cost of Testing.

ODSP is a maximum of about $900/month for a single person.

If you think that is only a "piddly few dollars" to your budget, then I'd imagine it's not worth it for you to apply.

People have to be unable to earn a living and self-support to qualify for ODSP.

The Gov't doesn't just hand out money to people who don't need it. :)

08-28-07, 09:59 AM
900 dollars would defenilty help..

I just look at a friend who is on ODSP and he makes about what I make, it helps him, but the stress level he is going through just to get it is not worth it, I would rather put my efforts into finding a way to earn more.

I have been tested, I was recommended to Dr. Bilkey in Barrie. I have all the paper work. A lot of my financial strife @ the moment is beause of outside situations, and the stress they caused, that it dibilitated me to an extent (abusive relationship and divorce).

I look at it as this, I can spend time, fighting to get a system to work for me for up to $900, or make more, doing what I want to do, in a manner that works for me, that the $900 a month will be piddly. I know I am capable, it just so happenes, I was so busy listening to everybody elses advice, and all it did was get me to where I am today. It was a great learning experience, and now to go on.


08-28-07, 04:35 PM
I was so busy listening to everybody elses advice, and all it did was get me to where I am today. It was a great learning experience, and now to go on.

Thanks...Thank you!

08-28-07, 05:48 PM
re: Toronto area services

Get in touch with JVS here in Toronto. If people are low income, they can usually do sliding scale testing, or find Gov't subsidy to pay for your testing costs.

Another place that can help with setting up testing is ALDER.

You would DEFINITELY need Testing Reports to make an ODSP claim based on ADHD.

08-28-07, 05:50 PM