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 approach to dispute resolution to meet the diverse needs of Ontarians and enhance the quality of dispute resolution services but remains flexible in how it delivers services: If appellants do not have access to […]

COVID-19 Updates on Tribunals Ontario Operations

COVID-19 Updates on Tribunals Ontario Operations Last Updated: March 10, 2021 Tribunals Ontario continues to provide services to the public while keeping Ontarians safe. To comply with physical-distancing direction from public health authorities, most staff and adjudicators are working remotely. Tribunals Ontario is postponing and rescheduling all in-person hearings, and where possible, is moving forward […]

SBT | April 22, 2020
Social Benefits Tribunal Holds Hearings by Phone During COVID-19 Outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) is holding all hearings by teleconference until further notice to provide access to justice in a fair and efficient manner, while protecting the health and safety of the people of Ontario. Telephone Hearings Hearings will continue to take place at the time noted on the Notice […]

SBT | September 23, 2019
Toronto Hearings Move to Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre

On Tuesday, October 1, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) will begin holding its Toronto hearings at the new Tribunals Ontario Mediation and Hearing Centre at 15 Grosvenor St, Toronto. SBT hearings will no longer be held at 655 Bay St. The new centre offers an improved experience for the public with an information desk, natural […]

SBT | December 12, 2018
SJTO Recruits: Members, Social Benefits Tribunal

SJTO has posted for: Full-time bilingual and unilingual members at the Social Benefits Tribunal for Toronto, London, Hamilton and Ottawa Part-time bilingual and unilingual members for various locations These positions are posted on the “Advertised Positions” section of the Public Appointments Secretariat website. The competitions close on Friday, December 21, 2018. Back to Social Benefits […]

SBT | October 24, 2018
Early Resolution Opportunities and Interim Assistance Now Explained in Video

Two new videos have been posted to the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) website. The step-by-step animated videos, Early Resolution Opportunities: A Video Guide and Interim Assistance: A Video Guide, can be accessed through the Videos & FAQ page. They are also featured under the “Early Resolution Opportunities” and “Interim Assistance” headings on the Appeal and […]

SBT | July 1, 2018
Changes to Rules of Procedure and New Practice Direction and Form for Communicating with the Social Benefits Tribunal

Starting in July 2018, the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) will progress to the use of electronic submissions from parties. The purpose of this is to improve the accessibility of the SBT by offering appellants another avenue of communication. Appellants still have the option of submitting documents by fax or mail. The SBT has added a […]

SBT | December 11, 2017
Parties to a Disability Appeal Can Soon Agree to Settle at the Hearing

Starting January 1, Social Benefits Tribunal appellants and the Disability Adjudication Unit of the Ministry of Community and Social Services will be able to agree to settle a disability appeal during the hearing. If the two sides agree on a way to settle the appeal, they will be asked to put their agreement in writing […]