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Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipient from the decision of the Social Benefits Tribunal (Tribunal) dismissing the appellant’s appeal from the Director’s decision to provide him with a mileage rate of only 18 cents per kilometre for medically necessary travel. The Director’s statutory obligation to compensate recipients for travel to medically necessary treatments arose from s. 44(1)1(iii.1) of O. Reg. 222/98 (the “Regulation”), which did not define “cost of transportation” or provide a rate. The ODSP directive provided the benefit should be paid...