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ontario regulation 262/06

made under the

Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997

Made: June 7, 2006
Filed: June 9, 2006
Published on e-Laws: June 13, 2006
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: June 24, 2006

Amending O. Reg. 222/98

(General)

1. (1) Subsection 24 (1) of Ontario Regulation 222/98 is amended by adding “or” at the end of clause (a), by striking out “or” at the end of clause (b) and by revoking clause (c).

(2) Clause 24 (2) (a) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) for six months if clause (1) (a) or (b) applies and income support or assistance under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 with respect to the dependent adult or spouse has been previously refused, cancelled or reduced for a reason referred to in one of those clauses; or

(3) Subsection 24 (3) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) The three or six-month period referred to in subsection (2) shall be calculated from the date of the Director’s decision based on a reason referred to in clause (1) (a) or (b).

2. (1) Subsection 28 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

32.1 The earnings of a dependent adult who is attending secondary school full time or the amount paid to a dependent adult under a training program while the dependent adult is attending school or the training program.

32.2 The earnings of a dependent adult made while the dependent adult was attending secondary school full time or a training program if the earnings,

i. are being used for training or post-secondary education costs, or

ii. within a reasonable period as determined by the Director, are to be used for training or post-secondary education costs.

(2) Subsection 28 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) The total amount allowed under paragraphs 14, 14.1 and 14.2 of subsection (1) shall not exceed $100,000 unless the Director is satisfied that the person has made an appropriate arrangement for the administration of the amount exceeding $100,000 and that the amount exceeding $100,000,

(a) is paid with respect to expenses referred to in subparagraph 14 ii of subsection (1) and is used or is to be used for those expenses; or

(b) is used or is to be used for a purpose set out in paragraph 9 of subsection 43 (1).

(3) Section 28 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(2.1) The Director may reduce the asset exemption with respect to the amount exceeding $100,000 under subsection (2), if the Director is not satisfied that the amount,

(a) has been used with respect to expenses referred to in subparagraph 14 ii of subsection  (1);

(b) has been used for a purpose set out in paragraph 9 of subsection 43 (1); or

(c) will be used for such expenses or such a purpose within a reasonable period of time.

3. Subsection 29 (1) of the Regulation is amended,

(a) by striking out “sections 30 to 33” and substituting “sections 30 to 33.1”; and

(b) by striking out “sections 34 to 36” and substituting “sections 34 to 36.1”.

4. Subsection 32 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “and” at the end of clause (a) and by revoking clause (b) and substituting the following:

(b) $834.58 for residents of a home under the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act, for residents of an approved charitable home for the aged under the Charitable Institutions Act and residents of a nursing home operated by a licensee under the Nursing Homes Act; and

(c) $843.00 for residents of a group home for persons with a developmental disability under the Developmental Services Act and for residents of charitable institutions approved by the Minister under subsection 3 (1) of the Charitable Institutions Act as a member of a class of institutions approved by the Minister under section 2 of Regulation 69 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General) made under that Act other than an approved charitable home for the aged.

5. Clause 43 (2) (a) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) is paid with respect to expenses referred to in subparagraph 4 ii of subsection (1) and is used or is to be used for those expenses; or

6. (1) Subparagraph 1 i of subsection 44 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

i. the cost for drugs prescribed for members of the benefit unit by an approved health professional, not including the co-payment that a member of the benefit unit is charged under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, if those drugs have been approved by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and purchased from a dispensary during any month in which the person requiring the drugs is a member of the benefit unit,

(2) Paragraph 6 of subsection 44 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

employment and training start up assistance

6. If a recipient, a spouse included in the benefit unit, a dependent adult who is not attending school full time or a dependent child who has received an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent begins or changes employment or begins an employment assistance activity under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, an amount determined by the Director for expenses approved by the Director and reasonably necessary for the person to begin the new employment or activity, up to a maximum in any 12-month period with respect to any one person of $253.

(3) Paragraph 6 of subsection 44 (1) of the Regulation, as re-made by Ontario Regulation 29/06, is amended by striking out the portion before subparagraph i and substituting the following:

employment and training start up assistance

6. An amount determined by the Director for expenses approved by the Director and reasonably necessary for the person to begin a new employment or an employment assistance activity, up to a maximum in any 12-month period with respect to any one person of $500, if a recipient, a spouse included in the benefit unit, a dependent adult who is not attending school full time or a dependent child who has received an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent,

. . . . .

7. Clause 51 (1) (a) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) 10 per cent of budgetary requirements; and

8. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

(2) Subsection 6 (3) comes into force on November 1, 2006.

 

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