How Can I Get Emergency Financial Assistance in Ontario?

Who is eligible for emergency financial help?

What if I am already receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support?

What kind of help is available?

How do I apply?

  • Housing costs
  • Total income
  • Available assets
  • Bank account information for direct deposit

Is CERB still available?

  • Earned $5,000 in the year prior to application
  • Suffered an income reduction of at least half
  • Have a valid SIN
  • Be at least age 15
  • Reapply every two weeks
  • Wait to apply until after you’ve missed (or had reduced hours) for two weeks
  • Apply within 60 days after the end of the applicable period
  • Have left the job involuntarily, i.e., you were fired or laid off



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Adamson & Associates, Inc.

Adamson & Associates, Inc.

Licensed Insolvency Trustee. Experts in bankruptcy, consumer proposals, credit counselling, and other debt solutions in Ontario.