Will 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 .

The Tribunal isn't part of OW. It has the power to make a different decision.

Getting help

Talk to a community legal clinic if you disagree with the OW decision. They may be able to help you appeal.

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