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How we can help....

We give legal advice & representation to people with low incomes in the following situations:

  • If the City of Ottawa has denied your application for Ontario Works benefits.
  • If the City of Ottawa has suspended, cancelled or made a large reduction in your Ontario Works monthly benefits. In this situation, contact the OW office first. Your OW worker can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.
  • If the City of Ottawa has decided that you have an overpayment of Ontario Works benefits. In this situation, contact the OW office first. Your OW worker can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.

Our Range of Services

For each person who contacts us, we decide on the extent of assistance we can offer. We will usually try to help you by doing one or more of the following things:
  • Providing legal advice by telephone or in person
  • Meeting you to review documents
  • Preparing documents to assist you
  • Representing you in an appeal to the Social Benefits Tribunal
  • helping you to get access to other resources if we are not able to assist you

Information and Resources on Ontario Works (OW)

Please Note: This website provides general legal information developed by third party sources. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem. If you live in Central or South Ottawa and need legal advice or help with specific legal problems contact us; otherwise, contact a lawyer or paralegal or a community legal clinic that serves your community.

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