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Working while you are on social assistance

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Are there benefits I can get if I go off OW or ODSP because of work?

If you go off ODSP because of your income from working, you might be able to get an Employment Transition Benefit of $500.

And whether you go off OW or ODSP, you might still be able to get "extended health benefits" if you have a lot of medical expenses.

Extended health benefits may cover costs like:

  • prescription drugs
  • visits to a dentist or dental hygienist
  • eye examinations and eye glasses