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 Cheque Mail Dates and Direct Bank Deposit Dates for 2014.
|2014 Payment Schedule|
|Benefit Month||Cheque Mail Date*||Payment Date
(Direct Bank Deposit* or Benefit Card)
|January||Wed Dec 18||Thu Dec 19|
|February||Mon Jan 27||Tue Jan 28|
|March||Mon Feb 24||Tue Feb 25|
|April||Wed Mar 26||Thu Mar 27|
|May||Fri Apr 25||Mon Apr 28|
|June||Mon May 26||Tue May 27|
|July||Tue Jun 24||Wed Jun 25|
|August||Mon Jul 28||Tue Jul 29|
|September||Mon Aug 25||Tue Aug 26|
|October||Thu Sep 25||Thu Sep 25|
|November||Mon Oct 27||Tue Oct 28|
|December||Tue Nov 25||Wed Nov 26|
|January 2015||Thu Dec 18||Fri Dec 19|
* 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.