This section is an excerpt from the Ontario Works Act, 1997 prescribed by the Province of Ontario.

OW Regs

41. The budgetary requirements for an applicant or recipient to whom sections 43 and 44 do not apply shall be equal to the sum of the following amounts:

5. A monthly amount for personal needs due to advanced age equal to $44 with respect to each member of the benefit unit who has attained the age of 65 years.


  • An allowance for Advanced Age Item is a budgetary requirement of Ontario Works (OW) assistance.
  • Each member of the benefit unit who is 65 years of age or older will receive an additional monthly amount of $44.00 to allow for the personal needs due to advanced age.

These participants are not receiving Old Age Security (OAS). Caseworkers are to discuss with the participants the reason(s) for non-receipt of OAS, and where appropriate advise him or her of the legislative requirement to pursue all available income.