Find out about your payment status and details, view your letters, and report income and address changes online through MyBenefits. It’s secure, easy to use and available 24/7! Try it on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

While receiving Ontario Works, payments are normally sent directly to your bank account. If you are receiving your payments by cheque, you can sign up for Direct Bank Deposit.

If you do NOT receive your payment, or if you receive an Employment & Social Services letter telling you that your payment is going to be delayed or stopped, contact your caseworker.

Payment Schedule 2022
Benefit Month Cheque Payment & Replacement Date
February Monday, January 31
March Monday, February 28
April Thursday, March 31
May Friday, April 29
June Tuesday, May 31
July Thursday, June 30
August Friday, July 29
September Wednesday, August 31
October Thursday, September 29
November Monday, October 31
December Wednesday, November 30
January 2023 Wednesday, December 21


You can learn specific information about your social assistance, including payment amounts and dates, online through MyBenefits or by calling the Interactive Voice Response System.

Read more about Ontario Works.