If you have one or more dependent children, you can get up to $1500 in addition to the regular amount of your OW financial assistance or your ODSP income support.
Otherwise, you can get up to $799 in addition to your regular OW or ODSP amount.
This is the usual maximum amount you can get in a 24-month period. But not everyone gets the maximum.
And, in exceptional circumstances — such as domestic violence, fire, flood, or if you need to move because of a disability that you have — you might be able to get more."
"How do I apply?
Contact an OW or ODSP office to apply.
You should apply as soon as you know you need the money. If you have already moved, you are expected to apply within one month of the date you moved into your new home.
Make a list of the things you need, showing how much each thing costs, and give it to the OW or ODSP office where you apply. Include everything you need, even if the total cost is more than the maximum benefit, because some things might not be approved.
Also include proof of the costs. For example, as proof of the amount you have to pay for the last month’s rent, you could attach a copy of your lease or a letter from your landlord.
If you need help with your application, contact your community legal clinic."
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