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Can someone from Ontario Works come to my home without telling me before they come?
If you’re applying for or getting financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW), they can visit you at home without telling you they’re coming.
OW may visit you to check on whether you’re eligible for assistance and the amount you should get. See Step 1.
But any visits must be during the OW office's normal business hours.
If OW comes to your home
An OW worker can come into your home only if you let them in.
But OW can refuse to give you assistance or cut off your assistance if you don't let them in, unless you have a "valid reason". See Step 2.
If OW thinks you're breaking the law
If OW thinks you're lying to them or breaking the rules on purpose, they can ask the police to charge you with fraud. If this happens, get legal help right away.