Can I leave Ontario and still get OW?
Question & AnswerCan I leave Ontario and still get OW?
3. Get help if you have a problem with OW
Get help from a community legal clinic if Ontario Works (OW):
- asks for documents you can’t get
- refuses to approve you being away from Ontario for more than 7 days
- says that you have an overpayment because you were away more than 7 days
- cuts off your
If OW cuts off your assistance
If OW cuts off your assistance because you’ve been away more than 7 days without their approval, you can apply for assistance when you return.
Appealing a decision
If OW says you have an or cuts off your financial assistance, you may be able to appeal their decision.
Ask OW for the decision in writing right away.
To appeal, the first thing you have to do is write to the OW office that made the decision and ask for an .
After you have asked for an internal review, you can appeal to the .
How to appeal a decision about OW or ODSP
This flowchart explains what to do if you don't agree with a decision, how to ask for a review, and how the appeal process works.
The Tribunal isn’t part of OW. It has the power to make a different decision.