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rellimmm
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Posted On: 7/26/2016
rellimmm
rellimmm
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Hi

First. How many automobiles can I have registered in my name while on Ontario Works? I have two, one is a junker, and one is practical. I don't drive the junker. Neither one of them is worth more than 3000.00.

Second. My caseworker says it is up to her discretion if I can use my credit card for general purchase purposes. I understand that I cannot use the card for cash advances without it being declared as income, but can she prevent me from using it to buy groceries etc?

Third. My caseworker told me I am not allowed to request a different caseworker. Is this true?

Fourth. Can I request of my caseworker that our conversations be recorded for reference purposes? If she says no, on what legal grounds can she do so?

My caseworker

Fifth. I have diligently read through the Ontario Works Act and can find no answers, (at least that I understand clearly) to these questions.

I am trying to abide by the rules set out by Ontario Works but am seeing some adversity.

Thank you.
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Posted On: 7/26/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance.

Many community legal clinics provide assistance with cases regarding Ontario Works.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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