Working while you are on social assistance
How does money I make aﬀect how much I get from OW or ODSP?
The general rule is that you can have $200 in "net earnings" in a month before OW or ODSP reduces your monthly assistance.
Your net earnings are what is left after your employer takes income tax and other things like Canada Pension Plan or Employment Insurance contributions or union dues from your pay.
Some people call this "take-home pay".