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As an Ontario Works client: How to appeal a decision about your case

This website explains when and how to appeal a decision about your case. It has a link to the appeal form you’ll need, and provides phone numbers you can use to get help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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French Language Services

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website aims to inform the Francophone population of its rights to French language services in Ontario’s justice sector.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Participation Agreements and Ontario Works

This booklet describes the Participation Agreement that must be made by people who need financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW). It explains what sorts of activities can be part of an Agreement and what happens when a person cannot do what they agreed to. It also includes sections on community placements and how to appeal if assistance is refused, cut off, or reduced.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Social assistance rules about couples: What you need to know if you live with someone

This resource talks about how spouses who live together must qualify for social assistance as a couple. It explains how Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program decide whether two adults who live together are spouses.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Appealing a decision about social assistance

This resource describes the steps someone can take if they disagree with a decision about social assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. This includes decisions to refuse, reduce, or cut off assistance. People may be able to appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal. But first they have to ask for a review of the decision by the office that made it.

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016