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Ontario Works (OW) clients who normally receive their monthly payments by mail will be required to pick up their September social assistance cheque at their local OW office starting on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m., and on subsequent days during regular business hours (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

In order to pick up your cheque, two valid forms of identification are required. If you are unable to pick up your cheque, someone else can pick it up on your behalf. However, a valid form of the client’s identification, and signed consent (to be kept on file), will need to be provided.

For those individuals receiving OW payments through direct deposit, payments will be deposited into your bank account as usual.

Please be advised that the drug benefit card/dental card for the month of August will remain valid for the month of September.

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