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 and Social Services letter telling you that your payment is going to be delayed or stopped, contact your caseworker.
The following chart shows the payment & replacement dates for 2015.
|2015 Payment Schedule|
|Benefit Month||*Date of Payment & |
|Feb||Fri Jan 30|
|Mar||Fri Feb 27|
|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, through the Interactive Voice Response System, available to those who are receiving Ontario Works.