1. Learn about qualifying financially

I need money to live. Can I get help from Ontario Works?
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1. Learn about qualifying financially

You must qualify financially to get Ontario Works (OW). This means that you must need financial assistance so that you have enough money to live on.

Information about income and assets

To qualify financially for OW, your income can’t be more than a certain amount. That amount depends on the number of people in your household and the cost of your housing.

OW looks at your assets because your assets can’t be worth more than a certain amount. This amount also depends on the number of people in your household.

Income and assets OW does not count

There are some types of income and assets that OW does not count. For example, they do not count your home, one car, and most household items like furniture and appliances.

But you still have to give OW information about all of your income and assets.

 

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Reviewed: September 30, 2016

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