Working while on OW: What Minister MacLeod’s changes to income exemptions would mean


Info from Income Safety Advocacy Centre (ISAC): On November 22, Minister Lisa MacLeod introduced quite a lot of changes to Ontario’s social help applications.

Considered one of these is a change to the way in which that earned income can be deducted from the advantages of individuals on Ontario Works (OW).

Our evaluation exhibits that:

  • The proposed changes will enhance the incomes of individuals on OW who earn lower than $500 internet every month, which can assist those that have restricted potential to work. However folks can be worse off as they earn extra. These incomes greater than $500 internet can have much less whole income than underneath the present guidelines, which can depart them with much less cash to pay for the issues they want. This runs counter to the federal government’s said purpose of offering higher monetary incentive to folks to work.
  • Folks would “earn off” of OW sooner. This would depart them with decrease income after they lose different advantages that they get by means of OW – like drug protection – and due to this fact much less potential to pay for much-needed providers themselves.

Learn our backgrounder right here:

That is the primary in a sequence of data bulletins that we are going to be circulating concerning the affect of Minister MacLeod’s proposed changes to social help.

Learn extra: Working while on OW: What Minister MacLeod’s changes to income exemptions would mean



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