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Before you can appeal a decision about assistance from Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), you must ask for an internal review of the decision.

Someone in the office that made the decision reviews it and decides whether or not to change it. This is a different person than the one who made the decision you disagree with.

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To qualify for EI benefits, you must have an interruption of earnings. Your employer must fill out a Record of Employment (ROE) every time you experience an interruption of earnings.

If you are applying for regular EI benefits, an interruption of earnings happens when you go 7 days without doing any work or getting any pay from your employer.

If you are applying for special benefits, like sickness benefits, maternity or parental benefits, compassionate care benefits, or benefits for parents of critically ill children, an interruption of earnings happens when your normal weekly earnings go down by more than 40%.

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Intestacy rules are the legal rules that say who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. Common-law partners don't get anything under these rules. A married partner does inherit property under these rules. Children and other relatives may also inherit property under these rules.

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Intestacy rules are the legal rules that say what happens to someone's estate if they die without a will. In Ontario, these rules say that:

  • a common-law partner does not automatically get a share of the estate
  • a married partner does get a share
  • children and other relatives might get a share
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An intimate image or video is one that was taken in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy, and shows the person:

  • naked,
  • exposing their genital region, buttocks, or breasts, or
  • engaged in explicit sexual activity.

It is a criminal offence to publish, distribute, share, or sell intimate images of someone without their consent. In order to be found guilty of this offence, the person in the image must continue to have a reasonable expectation of privacy at the time you commit the offence.

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Most court forms that start a court process have to be issued. For example, your Application form has to be issued to start a court case. Your form is issued when the court clerk gives you a court file number and signs, dates, and applies the court seal to the upper left corner of your original form.

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