Estimator

Social Assistance Eligibility Estimator

Ontario has two social assistance programs for people in financial need:

  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program

The Eligibility Estimator is a quick way to find out if you might qualify for one or both of these programs. It takes about 2-5 minutes.

The Estimator is anonymous - we will not ask you for your name or any personal identification.

The Estimator is not an application for Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.

You should not use the estimator if:

  • You are self-employed;
  • You need help with the costs of caring for a child who is temporarily in your care and you are not the natural or adoptive parent of the child);
  • You need help with the extra costs of caring for a child with a severe disability; Click here to locate your local Ontario Disability Support Office to obtain information on Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

The estimator will ask you questions about:

  • The age of each family member
  • How much you pay for your housing, such as rent, mortgage or board
  • How much you pay for other housing costs, such as heat, utilities, property taxes and insurance
  • Your family's monthly income
  • The value of your family's assets

Having this information with you will help you get the most accurate estimate of your eligibility.

Reason For Assistance

Which of the following best describes your situation?

(Ontario Works)
(Ontario Disability Support Program)

About you and your family.

How old are you?
How old is your spouse or common-law partner?
How many children 12 years old and under do you have living with you?
How many children 13 to 17 years old do you have living with you?
How many children 18 years old or older do you have living with you?

For Northern Ontario Residents

Do you live in a remote, far north community that does not have year-round road access?

Monthly Housing Costs

Please tell us your monthly housing costs.

Mortgage/Rent
Board and Lodging/Room and Board
 
Do you pay for any of the following expenses?
Condominium Maintenance
Gas/Hydro/Electric/Water/Sewage
Property Tax
House Insurance
 
Total Accomodation Costs: $0.00

Asset Information

Please enter your family's total assets

Do not include the value of:
  • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
  • Vehicles
  • Home that you currently live in
  • Money rolled over from an employer pension plan into an Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
Cash
Bank Accounts
Investments
Trust Fund
Other
Total Assets: $0.00

Income Information

Please enter your family's total monthly income

Do not include:
  • Child Tax Benefit (CTB)
  • Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families (OCCSWF)
  • Ontario Child Benefit (OCB)
  • GST Returns/Income Tax Refund
  • National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS)
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
Net Earnings from a job or training program (Do not include earnings for any children who are attending high-school full-time)
Insurance Benefits (EI)
Support Payments (Child/Spousal/Sponsorship)
Canada/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP)
Old Age Security (OAS)
Rental Income
Boarder Income
Other Income such as:
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Benefits (WSIB)
  • Private Insurance Benefits
  • Investment Income
  • Other Income
Total Income: $0.00

Child Care And Work Related Expenses

Do you have child care expenses for children under 18 years old? If so, how much do you pay each month?
Do you pay for any disability-related items or services due to your job, training program? If so, how much do you pay each month?
Total Expenses $0.00
Please wait as Estimator assesses the information you provided...

Thank you for using the Social Assistance Eligibility Estimator.