Ministry of Community and Social Services partnership
Posted on: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Since April 2010, over 27,000 legal aid applicants on social assistance have benefitted from an information-sharing partnership between Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS).
Applicants who receive support from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program now have their proof of social assistance verified electronically.
This new arrangement will create annual savings of $2 million for LAO. It has also earned LAO a Merit Showcase Ontario award and an MCSS Bravo award.