Find information about financial assistance, benefits and employment assistance available through the Ontario Works program.
The Ontario Government also offers many other supports to individuals and families. Find out about other support programs you may be eligible for.
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.
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.
You can find forms for Ontario Works that your Ontario Works caseworker may ask you to submit on the Central Forms Repository (CFR).
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.
Ontario Works payment dates
Ontario Works issues income support payments monthly.
To help you get your income support for the beginning of each month, payments are on the last business day of the previous month.
|Benefit month||Payment date|
|November||October 31, 2022|
|December||November 30, 2022|
|January 2023||December 30, 2022|
|February 2023||January 31, 2023|
|March 2023||February 28, 2023|
|April 2023||March 31, 2023|
|May 2023||April 28, 2023|
|June 2023||May 31, 2023|
|July 2023||June 30, 2023|
|August 2023||July 31, 2023|
|September 2023||August 31, 2023|
|October 2023||September 29, 2023|
|November 2023||October 31, 2023|
|December 2023||November 30, 2023|