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 2020/2021
Benefit Month Cheque Payment & Replacement Date
Dec 2020 Mon Nov 30, 2020
Jan 2021 Tue Dec 22
Feb Fri Jan 29
Mar Fri Feb 26
Apr Wed Mar 31
May Fri Apr 30
Jun Mon May 31
Jul Wed Jun 30
Aug Fri Jul 30
Sep Tue Aug 31
Oct Wed Sep 29
Nov Fri Oct 29
Dec Tue Nov 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.