Child and Spousal Support When You are on Social Assistance

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

This online resource outlines these new rules, describes what people are expected to do to get spousal support, and has other information about getting child and spousal support when on social assistance.

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Recent changes mean that for people getting assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program:

  • Child support payments they get are not deducted from their assistance.
  • Spousal support is deducted only if they get their support payment.