Working while you are on social assistance
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Money from a job or training program can affect how much you get from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
Is this resource for you?
Read this to find out how income from work or training can aﬀect the amount of assistance you get from Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Other booklets that may help you
- Appealing a decision about social assistance explains what to do if OW or ODSP cuts oﬀ, reduces, or refuses to give you assistance
- Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply explains how to apply for ODSP, which is for people with serious health problems
- Need welfare? How to apply to Ontario Works explains how to apply to OW, which is for people who need money because they do not have a job or do not make enough money at work
CLEO has more resources on social assistance and other legal topics. You can read them on our website or order free copies.
If you speak French
Ask a lawyer or a community legal clinic about your language rights. You may have the right to get government services related to Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in French.
Si vous parlez français
Communiquez avec un avocat ou une clinique juridique communautaire, et informez-vous de vos droits linguistiques. Vous pourriez avoir droit à ce que les services gouvernementaux reliés à Ontario au travail (OT) et au Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) vous soient fournis en français.