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Program: Discretionary Benefits
Organizations: London (City of)
- Social Services and Supports
Description of Services: Financial assistance for special items of extreme need may be provided to eligible recipients

  • dental care for adults
  • vision care for adults
  • prosthetic appliances
  • funerals and burials
  • heating payments and payments for low-cost heating energy conservation measures

  • vocational training and retraining
  • travel and transportation that is not for health-related purposes
  • moving expenses
  • any other special service, item or payment authorized by the Director

Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program clients * may also be available to people with a low income or those in receipt of Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security or Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement
Application: Complete application form * financial needs test may be required
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: London

Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 519-661-5910
Teletype: 519-661-4889
Fax: 519-661-4815
Address: PO Box 5045
London, ON
N6A 4L6
Citi Plaza
355 Wellington St, Suite 248
Intersection: Wellington St and King St
Location: London (Central)
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm * Tue 8:30am-6pm
Executives: Kevin Dickins - Manager Employment and Income Supports
Social Services
519-661-2489 ext 5878 *

About Us

The Discretionary Benefits Program offers eligible London residents financial assistance to purchase essential health related and emergency assistance items when all other resources are exhausted. All items require pre-approval by Discretionary Benefits staff.

This information is provided by It was last completely updated on: 5/15/2017

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