Re-posted from Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
What a “Health Spending Account” might mean to people on OW & ODSP
On November 22, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced a number of proposed changes to the social assistance system in Ontario. Among these proposed changes are the creation of something called a Health Spending Account.
While there are currently very few details about the proposed Health Spending Account, our backgrounder outlines some concerns and questions about what it could mean, including:
- Will a Health Spending Account give people enough money to pay for all of their health-related needs, especially if their costs are very high?
- How will people access the Health Spending Account?
- Who will have access to the Health Spending Account?
- What impact could the Health Spending Account have on eligibility for OW and ODSP?
Read the ISAC backgrounder here:
Note: This post gives general legal information. It is not a substitute for getting legal advice about a particular situation. For legal advice, please contact Kingston Community Legal Clinic at 613-541-0777.