Other medical benefits. If you are in need of diabetic supplies, surgical supplies and dressing or a guide dog allowance, contact your client service worker.
Employment-related benefits. If you are starting to job search, or are starting new employment, you may be eligible for financial assistance with things like clothing, equipment, training and transportation.
Contact your client service worker to ask for more information.
Extended health benefits. If you have received social assistance in the last 30 days and you are no longer eligible for Social Assistance because your income has increased, you still may be eligible for Extended Health Benefits. Contact your client service worker to find out more.
Eyeglasses. The Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) covers eye examinations for people who are under 20 years of age or 65 years of age or older. If you are between the ages of 20-64 and receiving Ontario Works benefits, Ontario Works will cover the costs for routine eye exams once every 24 months. Simply provide the optician with a copy of your drug benefit card. If you need glasses or repairs to your glasses, have your optician fax Human Services a quote for your glasses. The quote will be reviewed and the optician will be notified of what coverage can be provided.