Transitional Health Benefits

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:

If you are leaving ODSP for employment, you can continue to receive coverage unless or until your employer provides similar health benefits through the Transitional Health Benefits.

Transitional Health Benefits include:

  • Prescription drugs.
  • Dental benefits.
  • Vision care benefits, including routine eye examinations.
  • Batteries and repairs for mobility devices.

Note: employment can be a full-time or part-time job, a training program, or running your own business.

You and your family may be eligible if you are:

  • Leaving the Ontario Disability Support Program for paid work.
  • Do not have comparable health coverage from your employer.

Eligible family members include:

  • Your spouse.
  • Your children who are under 18 years of age.

Apply for Transitional Health Benefits

  • Contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office.
    • Your worker will first determine whether you are eligible for Extended Health Benefits.
    • If you are not eligible for Extended Health Benefits, your worker will then determine whether you are eligible for the Transitional Health Benefit (this benefit).


  • You will receive a letter to tell you if you have been approved.
  • If you do not qualify, you can apply to the Trillium Drug Program for help with your prescription drug costs.

Last updated: September 3, 2021