I used to be on OW and I need it again. What can I do?

1. Contact your local OW office

Contact your Ontario Works (OW) office to see if you:

  • can re-apply without doing a whole new application
  • have to start over with a new application

OW can let you re-apply if you stopped getting less than 6 months ago.

If it was more than 6 months but less than a year, they can still let you re-apply. But they might want you to do a whole new application.

If it's been more than a year since you got assistance from OW, you have to start a new application.

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