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WOLF101
WOLF101
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Posted On: 10/3/2023
WOLF101
WOLF101
Posts: 2
Hello;
Can a person live full time in a van, and still collect OW benefits?
I am currently on OW and working part time. Age is 60.
I'm in Oshawa, so I would live in Oshawa.

Many thanks :-)
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Posted On: 10/31/2023
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to Community Legal Education Ontario,

OW cannot refuse to give you assistance just because you do not have a permanent address. So even if you do not have an address, you can apply.


You may also be interested in contacting the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding your situation. Steps to Justice has a list of free to low cost legal services available in Ontario regarding Ontario Works that may be helpful. It may also help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search. 211 Ontario is a free, confidential service.

Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.

Steps to Justice has more information on Ontario Works that may be helpful. Here are also some Settlement.Org articles on Ontario Works for more information.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

We hope this information is helpful.

Settlement.Org Team
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