Increasing Support for People Receiving Social Assistance

Ontario has increased financial support for people receiving social assistance.  Social assistance rates were increased in the 2015 Budget, including:

  • $25 more per month for single adults receiving Ontario Works who don’t have children, for a total monthly increase of $75 since 2013
  • One per cent more for families receiving Ontario Works
  • One per cent more for people with disabilities who access the Ontario Disability Support Program
  • One per cent more for various other rates, including the Remote Communities Allowance and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities.

For more information, visit the Ontario Newswroom Website.

Ontario Newsroom

Additional Resources

The 2015 Ontario Budget: Building Ontario Up

Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: Realizing Our Potential

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