Will living with my partner affect my OW?
Question & AnswerWill living with my partner affect my OW?
3. Learn about your right to appeal a decision
If Ontario Works (OW) refuses, reduces, or cuts off your assistance because they think you live with your spouse, you may be able to appeal the 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.
Talk to a community legal clinic if you disagree with the OW decision. They may be able to help you appeal.