Ontario Works not enough to cover rent

by Catherine

When I applied for OW.I found that the total amount of my entitlment would not cover even my rent. I was a nervous wreck.

I had to fight to find out that there is something called "Short Term Rent Support Program" available. The added stress, I didn't need with the question of cancer surgery hanging in front of me. (The surgery was successful as far as we know)

As for OW , if they think they can hide benefits, they will, no matter what your needs are. I think they are trained to cause nervous breakdowns for the people who truly need help.

I had to contact my local MP's office to get the rent covered and groceries? Food bank will have to do. All other bills (phone, internet and tv will have to go next month) go unpaid.

FYI-- I don't smoke(1 year Jan 22) , drink(10 years last July), or do drugs(13 years in August). So it's not like I'm out to waste what is needed.

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