‘Another kick’ to wronged plaintiffs

Poor Ontarians who receive benefits under the Ontario Works program are allowed to keep only $25,000 of their cash entitlements when they win a lawsuit or arrive at a settlement. They must hand over any extra cash to the government if they want to continue to receive benefits.

“Either they [plaintiffs] have to pay back anything over $100,000 or they’ll be cut off from any future entitlements to ODSP benefits,” says Elizabeth Grace, a personal injury lawyer at Lerners LLP who often represents victims of sexual abuse.

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