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Posted On: 7/27/2023
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Nazim1971 wrote:
Me and My son status is refugee Climent, Me and my child got social benefit Since July 2023. Ontario works approved Basic needs and shelter; amount $1004. I requested to my case worker for startup money to buy household, such as blanket, bed sheet, mattress, khat, kitchen and other household material.
Myself I paid house rent $ 1400. I am unemployed. My question - is we are eligible to get this money??? If yes what procedure i should follow to avail this facility????? Thanks

Nazim



Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us. We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.
We suggest that you may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance with Ontario Works. StepstoJustice.ca has compiled a list of free to low-cost legal services with a specialty in Ontario Works.


There are different eligibility requirements for different financial assistance programs, you may find helpful information in the articles Can I get financial assistance in an emergency? and What financial assistance is available for childcare? It may also be helpful to connect with a settlement agency for help in this situation. An employment counsellor at a settlement agency can help you with the job search help you find financial assistance options. If you dial 211 on a phone, you could speak to an Information and Referral Specialist who will refer you to some supports and resources in your area.
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.

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

We hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org team
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