Other Benefits

Other Benefits Ontario Works Recipients May Be Eligible For…

Ontario Works recipients, spouses and dependents may be eligible to receive the following mandatory benefits:

Health benefits

  • prescription drug coverage
  • vision care for dependent children and children in temporary care
  • diabetic supplies, surgical supplies and dressings
  • medical transportation costs $15 and over
  • consumer contribution for assistive devices and eligibility assessment under the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
  • batteries and necessary repairs for mobility devices
  • routine eye examinations once every 24 months (ages 20-64)
  • extended health benefits

Guide Dog Benefit

  • Full-time Employment Benefit
  • Other Employment and Employment Assistance Activities Benefit
  • Advance (up front) child care
  • Transition Child Benefit 
  • Pregnancy/Breast-feeding Nutritional Allowance
  • Special Diet Allowance

Discretionary Benefits That May Be Provided to Eligible Recipients…


  • dental care for adults (emergency dental only)
  • vision care for adults
  • prosthetic appliances
  • funerals and burials


  • travel and transportation that is not for health-related purposes
  • any other special service, item or payment authorized by the Director
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