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 2023
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.