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Important Notice

January 12, 2021

The Social Benefits Tribunal continues to provide services to the public. All in-person service counters are closed until further notice. Use email if possible, to contact our boards and tribunals. Learn more about our COVID-19 operations.

About the SBT


The Social Benefits Tribunal hears appeals from people who have either been refused social assistance or who receive social assistance but disagree with a decision that affects:

  • their eligibility for assistance
  • the amount of assistance they receive
  • the benefits they receive

The Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is established under Part IV of the Ontario Works Act, 1997. Appeals are heard under that act and the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997.

The SBT is one of the fourteen tribunals that make up Tribunals Ontario.

Latest News


SBT | September 1, 2021
Social Benefits Tribunal Begins Scheduling all Remote Hearings by Video

Beginning September 1, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is scheduling all future remote hearings by videoconference.

SBT is taking a digital-first …

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