Can I still get OW while I’m in the hospital?

Learn the rules about OW and long-term care

While you’re in a long-term care home for a short stay, Ontario Works (OW) pays your , including the amount they give you for housing.

This can be for up to 6 months if:

  • you have a place to live other than the long-term care home, and
  • you’re still paying housing costs for it, for example, rent.

OW can reduce the amount of your assistance after 6 months.

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