Is Ontario Works considered social assistance?

Ontario Works offers two types of assistance: help with the essential costs of living (such as food, clothing and housing) and health benefits for clients and their eligible family members. help to find and keep a job (such as workshops for resume writing, job counselling, job-specific training and basic education)

How much does a person get on welfare in Ontario?

Basic Needs Amounts

Number of children/Dependent Adults* Amount
Single Person 1 child 17 years or under, and 1 dependent adult 18 or older $623
2 dependent adults 18 or older $781
Couple No children $494
1 child 17 years or under $494

How long can you be on welfare in Ontario?

As explained by, “welfare was to be limited to 24 months within a 60-month period (or two out of five years).

Can you work while on welfare in Ontario?

How will my earnings impact my Ontario Works financial assistance? You can earn up to $200 a month without having your financial support reduced. For every $1.00 you earn after that, Ontario Works will deduct $0.50 from the amount of money you receive from us.

How much assistance can I get from Ontario Works?

The amount of assistance someone can receive from Ontario Works depends on family size, housing costs and income. The Ontario Works Act and regulations set the social assistance rates. The tables below show the maximum monthly amounts for basic needs, shelter, board and lodging. Basic Needs – items such as food, clothing and personal needs

What are the different types of social assistance in Ontario?

Social assistance 1 Overview. 2 Ontario Works. 3 Ontario Disability Support Program ( ODSP) To be eligible for ODSP, you must first qualify financially and then your disability must be assessed. 4 Emergency assistance. 5 Temporary care assistance. 6 Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. 7 Protecting your privacy.

When will my Ontario Works income support payments be available?

Ontario Works issues income support payments monthly. To help you get your income support for the beginning of each month, payments are made available to you on the last business day of the previous month. For example, February 2021 payments are made available on January 29, 2021.

What is included in the Ontario Works program?

Basic Needs – items such as food, clothing and personal needs Shelter – housing costs such as rent, mortgage payments, utilities like gas and hydro, etc. Board and Lodging – if your rent money also includes your meals Read more about the Ontario Works program