1. Ask OW for the application form

Beware of scams

People have been getting phone calls with a pre-recorded message telling them their Ontario Works account has been deleted.

This is a scam to trick you into sharing your personal information. If you get a call like that, hang up the phone. You can report these calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

To apply for a special diet allowance, you must ask your Ontario Works (OW) worker for the special diet allowance application form.

When to apply

You can apply for a special diet allowance when you first apply for OW or while you're on OW.

If you or other members of your household qualify for a special diet, OW must look at this when they decide:

  • whether you qualify for
  • how much assistance you get
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