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