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 charts show the payment & replacement dates for 2016.
|2016 Payment Schedule|
|Benefit Month||*Date of Payment & |
|Jan||Tue Dec 22
(replacement date Dec 23)
|Feb||Fri Jan 29|
|Mar||Mon Feb 29|
|Apr||Thu Mar 31|
|May||Fri Apr 29|
|Jun||Tue May 31|
|Jul||Thu Jun 30|
|Aug||Fri Jul 29|
|Sep||Wed Aug 31|
|Oct||Fri Sep 30|
|Nov||Mon Oct 31|
|Dec||Wed 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.