Maximum Allowable Amount Of Financial Assistance


I am in need of OW and am wondering what is the maximum amount I would receive for my rent food and basic needs


Hello and thank you for your question!

It really depends on your situation. 

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

  • if you are alone or have a family and size of family
  • your living situation and what age you are  in terms of qulifying (see I'm under 18 how can I apply for OW)
  • income (if you are working or in school)
  • housing costs

You will need to contact an OW office near you to dicsuss this with a caseworker who will assess your situation to determine if and how much you are elegible for. 

We hope this helps. team

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