Important Changes for Ontario Works Recipients
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Making It Easier to Report Income
Starting in May 2018, the Statement of Income form you use to report earnings from a job or training program will be easier to fill out. You will only need to report three things:
- gross pay (before deductions)
- net pay (after deductions)
- any garnishments (such as child support payments)
New Way to Confirm Family Members Are Eligible for Ontario Works
Starting in August 2018, we will list your family members who are eligible for Ontario Works on your monthly Statement of Assistance.
This can help your family members receive community supports, such as housing subsidies, subsidized transit passes and recreation.
Making It Easier to Receive Ontario Works Health Benefits
Do you currently receive a paper drug card with your Ontario Works statement? We will no longer be issuing paper drug cards with monthly statements starting in August 2018.
Instead everyone can use their Ontario health card or another form of government identification to access Ontario Works health benefits, such as prescription drugs and eye exams.
Learn more at ontario.ca/socialassistance