- Resident Services
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Individuals and families may require Ontario Works assistance for many different reasons. The amount of assistance issued, or the benefits that individuals may receive, is based on individual circumstances, family size, accommodation costs and other expenses. Monthly Ontario Works assistance consists of two primary benefits:
For those who are eligible to receive monthly income support under Ontario Works, the following mandatory benefits are also available:
There are also some discretionary benefits that may be available. These include, but are not limited to the following:
The Family Support Team assists Ontario Works recipients to obtain any financial resource available to them in relation to child, spousal, parental and sponsorship support. Family Support Workers also review various options for obtaining support including the negotiation of support orders and agreements. Where other legal issues are in dispute, such as custody, access and property or the matter is to be heard in a higher court, the Family Support Worker will refer the participant to Legal Aid.
For Ontario Works recipients who are already receiving support, Family Support Workers will work to ensure that the current support amount adequate and is in accordance with the Federal Child Support Guidelines (for child support).
For additional information contact:
Family Law Information Centre
74 Woolwich Street