The OSAP Restriction Thread
Here's my story:
I received a letter in July stating I had misrepresented my actual income, failing to report thousands of dollars in income to OSAP.
OSAP, somehow, for some strange unknown reason, doubled my income, saying I make $94,000 when I actually make $47,000. They demanded I provide my tax returns and documents substantiated why I lied about my income, and why I felt someone making $94,000 still needed OSAP.
I appealed, provided all my documentation, and tried to put it as nicely as possible without saying "look, idiots, YOU doubled my income. Here's the documentation. Fix it."
It took about 10 weeks, but OSAP hilariously responded that they were sticking with their original claim that I actually made $94,000 and lied about it!
Indeed, even with my tax returns and OSAP applications clearly showing I made $47,000 and claimed $47,000 in income, they refused to fix their mistake. I am now banned from receiving OSAP for five years.
I don't need OSAP to finish my M.A. program, but I don't take kindly to their assertion that I've knowingly lied and defrauded the government. So I'm planning on appealing the appeal, if for nothing else than to put my foot down and show I did not lie to them.
I'm sure a lot of other people here have stories about being restricted from receiving OSAP. So support one another and share your stories!