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
Benefit Month *Date of Payment
Jan Fri Dec 20, 2019
Feb Fri Jan 31
Mar Fri Feb 28
Apr Tue Mar 31
May Thu Apr 30
Jun Fri May 29
Jul Tue Jun 30
Aug Fri Jul 31
Sep Mon Aug 31
Oct Wed Sep 30
Nov Fri Oct 30
Dec Mon Nov 30

* 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, online through MyBenefits or by calling the Interactive Voice Response System.

Read more about Ontario Works.