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 2024
Benefit Month Cheque Payment & Replacement Date
January 2024 Wednesday, December 20
February Wednesday, January 31
March Thursday, February 29
April Thursday, March 28
May Tuesday, April 30
June Friday, May 31
July Friday, June 28
August Wednesday, July 31
September Friday, August 30
October Friday, September 27
November Thursday, October 31
December Friday, November 29


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.