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.


    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.

    Do I have to pay back Ontario Works?
    Yes. Ontario Works (OW) can ask you to pay back financial assistance out of money that you get in the future. And if you don't agree to do this, they can refuse to give you assistance or cut off your assistance. more
    Do you pay grants back?
    Most types of grants, unlike loans, are sources of financial aid that generally do not have to be repaid. Grants can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization. more
    How does pay scale work?
    A pay scale (also known as a salary structure) is a system that determines how much an employee is to be paid as a wage or salary, based on one or more factors such as the employee's level, rank or status within the employer's organization, the length of time that the employee has been employed, and the difficulty of more
    Do you pay taxes on SSDI back pay?
    Answer: Disability backpay can bump up your taxable income in the year you receive the lump sum payment from Social Security, which could cause you to pay more in taxes than you should have to. more
    How far back can SSI back pay go?
    Retroactive benefits might go back to the date you first suffered a disability—or up to a year before the day you applied for benefits. For SSI, back pay goes back to the date of your original application for benefits. more
    Do you get back pay for limited capability for work?
    If you have been placed in the Limited Capability for Work Related Activity (LCWRA) group, you will usually get extra money on your Universal Credit claim. You may also receive some back payment. more
    How does pay today work?
    PayToday connects each registered user's bank account details with their phone number or email address so there is no need to exchange bank details – you simply select the contact you want to pay, enter an amount with a personal message and click pay. more
    How do Google pay work?
    The user taps the Google Pay payment button and sees a payment sheet with a list of supported payment methods. The user selects a payment method and Google Pay securely returns a payment token for that method to your app. Your app submits the payment token, along with details about the purchase, to its backend. more
    How far back does SSDI back pay go?
    twelve months SSDI disability benefits can accrue either from the initial date of application, or as far back as twelve months prior to the date of application, less a five-month waiting period. more
    How does deployment pay work?
    Also known as Family Separation Allowance, FSA is paid to servicemembers with dependents who are away from their family for over 30 days. After you have been separated for 31 days (and file DD Form 1561), Family Separation Pay will be paid retroactively back to the first day of separation at the rate of $250 per month. more
    Does TCS pay weekend work?
    I checked TCS INDIA Extend Working Hours Policy and found that employee working on weekends or holiday is entitled for benefits of this policy, i.e. upto a limit of Rs. 150 per day for meals consumed. more

    Source: www.ontario.ca

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