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.

The following charts show the payment dates for 2018 and 2019.

Payment Schedule 2018
Benefit Month *Date of Payment
Dec Fri Nov 30

 

Payment Schedule 2019
Benefit Month *Date of Payment
Jan Fri Dec 21, 2018
Feb Thu Jan 31
Mar Thu Feb 28
Apr Fri Mar 29
May Tue Apr 30
Jun Fri May 31
Jul Fri Jun 28
Aug Wed Jul 31
Sep Fri Aug 30
Oct Mon Sep 30
Nov Thu Oct 31
Dec Fri Nov 29

* The date the Province prints on the cheque* The date the payment is received depends on Canada Post delivery to your area or the bank you deal with.

You can learn specific information about your social assistance, including payment amounts and dates, through the Interactive Voice Response System, available to those who are receiving Ontario Works.

Read more about Ontario Works.