If you qualify, Ontario Works can provide you with money to help you cover the costs of your basic needs (e.g. food) and housing costs. This is called financial assistance.

The amount of money you may receive from Ontario Works will depend on your:

  • family size
  • income
  • assets, and
  • housing costs.

Other help you may receive

If you qualify for Ontario Works, you may also be eligible to receive a variety of other benefits such as:

  • prescription drug and dental coverage*
  • eyeglasses
  • diabetic supplies
  • moving or eviction costs
  • employment-related costs

*A child or spouse who is 17 years of age or younger will receive dental coverage through Healthy Smiles Ontario.

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