I used to be on OW and I need it again. What can I do?
Question & AnswerI used to be on OW and I need it again. What can I do?
3. Apply and get a decision
Ontario Works (OW) is supposed to decide about your application for within 4 business days from when you first complete your application. Business days are days when the OW office is open.
OW does not consider your application complete until you've given them all the information they need to decide.
How to apply to Ontario Works (OW)
This flowchart shows you the steps to take when applying to OW and lists the information and documents you need.
If OW refuses to give you assistance
If OW refuses to give you financial assistance, you may be able to appeal to the .
You can contact a community legal clinic for help and advice.