We can provide legal advice, assistance and referrals without asking you for financial information. You must be financially eligible to receive representation from the Legal Centre.
If your main source of income is one of the following, then you qualify financially for our service:
- Ontario Works (OW)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
- Old Age Security Pension with Guaranteed Income Supplement
- War Veterans’ Allowance
- Canada Pension Plan (if a CPP application where CPP is the primary source of family income)
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) which are temporary or threatened
Financial eligibility is mostly based on family size, family income, and family assets.
There are discretionary factors which are taken into consideration. For example, a single person with no children, with the maximum discretionary factors, could have an income up to $21,144 per year. A single parent with two children, with the maximum discretionary factors, could have a family income up to $39,143 per year.