Eligibility

To be eligible for assistance from Ontario Works, you need to be in financial need and be willing to work towards finding employment. Find out what information we review when deciding your eligibility. Learn how your financial circumstances affect your financial assistance.

Financial assistance for you and your family

If you are eligible to receive financial assistance through Ontario Works, you will receive a monthly payment. Learn about how your living situation affects the amounts you receive.

Health-related benefits

See what help is available for health, prescription drug, eye exams and other benefits you and your family may be eligible for.

Learn your rights and responsibilities

You have rights and responsibilities while on Ontario Works. Knowing what to expect and what you need to do under the program will help ensure that you get the support you are entitled to.

Working and earning

Get information about the activities and services that are part of the Ontario Works program to help you find and keep a job. Learn how income affects your financial assistance and how to report earnings.

Transition Child Benefit

Find out if you are eligible for the Transition Child Benefit and how it affects your Ontario Works case.

Ontario Works office locations

Use the social assistance office locator to get contact information for your local office.

Forms

You can find forms for Ontario Works that your Ontario Works caseworker may ask you to submit on the Central Forms Repository (CFR).

Policy directives

You can read the policy directives which provide the requirements and guidance for the administration of the program.

Internal reviews and appeals

If you disagree with a decision about your Ontario Works case or application, you can ask for an internal review and may be able to appeal a decision through the Social Benefits Tribunal.