Extended Health Benefit

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Extended Health Benefit for Ontario Works and Extended Health Benefit for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) help you to cover health-related costs, including:

  • prescription drugs
  • dental care
  • vision care
  • medical supplies, such as diabetic and incontinence supplies
  • transportation to and from medical appointments
  • assistive devices, including hearing aids

You may be eligible if:

  • You used to be eligible for Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, but you are no longer eligible for these income supports because your income is too high
  • You and your family have high health costs

Health card

For example:

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number
  • Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

To learn how to get this benefit, contact your local Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office. You can find your local office by using the Ontario Social Assistance Office Finder.

Last updated: August 17, 2022