By: Winnie Luk
The following are some payments that may be made by the trustee on behalf of the beneficiary without affecting his or her entitlement to Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP):
Secondary property approved for health/wellbeing
Second car up to $15,000 for loved one’s dependent, if dependant needs it for work
Approved disability-related items/services
Compensation from pain and suffering ($100,000)
Business assets ($20,000) + tools of trade
Loans for approved business, education, training
Payments of up to $5000 per year on loved one on ‘comforts’ (radio, TV, clothing, extra food, recreation, entertainment, extra rent)
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