36. Being Married On ODSP Just Sucks

In a tale of love and marriage, The Blindnamic Duo are sharing how they make things work on this week’s podisode!   After a slight delay, Marc and Jan are back to discuss what it’s like to be married while relying on social assistance. How does being on ODSP put a strain on those in … Read more

Week of Disability Uprising (Draft Proposal)

I think everyone can agree that it’s time for revolution, an uprising for those with disabilities. A show of support and force, an act to get recognition and acknowledgement, a demonstration for change. These are just my initial thoughts, the beginnings of a plan. I don’t want one protest and I don’t want one day. … Read more

Benefit Units Are The Worst

One of the worst financial decisions one can make is being part of a benefit unit on Ontario’s Disability Support Program (ODSP,) whether by marriage or birth.   Sure, emotionally, it can be great. Romantic, even. Pledging a life together, committed through good times and bad, for  better or worse, richer or for poorer.   … Read more

A New ODSP And Other Changes

In the beginning, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was meant to bring people with disabilities into society. That was the goal: inclusion. Somewhere along the way, ODSP became a means to push people with disabilities into society by getting them off ODSP (and the government financial assistance and/or humanitarian subsidies). That become the goal: save … Read more