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In Brampton: Some People Will Be Receiving Less Money from the Ontario Government

If you’re on disability or require social assistance in Ontario, then you might be interested in some changes announced by the provincial government.

Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said last week that social services will be streamlined and put in increasing conjunction with employment, as well as changing the definition of what is considered a disability.

Ontario to change definition of disability as part of social assistance reforms

People receiving disability support from the Ontario government will be able to keep more of the money they earn as part of the province's overhaul of social assistance, but critics say it will be harder to qualify for help. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod laid out a broad vision for social assistance under the Progressive Conservatives on Thursday, promising to cut red tape and encourage people to get back in the job market with a series of changes scheduled to take place over the next 18 months.

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