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How do I apply for Ontario Works (OW)?
To apply for OW, call your local Ontario Works office.
You need to:
Submit documents and information about you, your family and anyone who lives with you.
This includes information about your:
- Date of birth
- Health card number
- Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- Housing costs
- Go to an interview with an OW worker.
You can bring someone with you to the interview - for example, if you want an interpreter, you can bring one with you.
NOTE: If you have questions about getting social assistance during COVID-19 see these responses to frequently asked questions on Steps to Justice.
Find your local Ontario Works office.
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February 17, 2022