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Maximum allowable amount of financial assistance

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



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 qualifying (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 discuss this with a caseworker who will assess your situation to determine if and how much you are eligible for. 

We hope this helps. Team

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