Financial Eligibility

WTCLS is funded to provide services to people living on low income.  If your main source of income is one of the following, then you qualify automatically for our service:

  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Old Age Security (OAS)
  • War Veterans’ Allowance
  • Canada Pension Plan (where CPP is the primary source of family income)
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) which are temporary or threatened

For others, we ask that you provide us with your gross annual or monthly household income and the number of adults and children in your family.  Assets may also affect your financial eligibility.

If you do not qualify financially for our services, we may be able to provide some summary advice or a referral, so contact us if you need legal support.


All the services we provide are free. However, sometimes we have to pay for things needed to help with a case: for example, a doctor’s report or court filing fees. We do not have sufficient funding for these. We will ask clients to cover these costs. If clients are unable to do so, we may be able to pay the cost and ask that you pay us back for those expenses when our work is complete.