Can OW show up at my house without telling me?
Question & AnswerCan OW show up at my house without telling me?
3. Get legal help if you have a problem with OW
If Ontario Works (OW) does not follow the rules about home visits, you may want to get legal help.
If you disagree with a decision that OW makes, it’s important to get help as soon as possible.
There may be things you can do. For example, you may be able to appeal to the (SBT). The SBT is not part of OW and has the power to make a different decision.
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.
Where to get help
If you need legal help that a clinic can’t give you, they may be able to refer you to someone who can. For example, if OW calls the police because they think you’re guilty of fraud, you need a criminal lawyer.