Can I get OW if I own property or other things?

Beware of scams

People have been getting phone calls with a pre-recorded message telling them their Ontario Works account has been deleted.

This is a scam to trick you into sharing your personal information. If you get a call like that, hang up the phone. You can report these calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

5. Learn about your right to appeal a decision

If Ontario Works (OW) refuses to give you , or reduces or cuts off your financial assistance, 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 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

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

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