Can I get OW if I’m in custody?
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Long delays for appeal hearings
If you’re appealing a decision made by OW or ODSP in 2020, your appeal hearing may not happen for a long time. People report that they’re getting hearing dates from the that are between 9 and 16 months in the future. We’ll update this information as things change.
It does not matter whether you’re in a or a .
Qualifying for OW while serving a sentence
If you’re serving a sentence part-time, for example, on weekends, you may still qualify for assistance from OW. This is because you’re not in custody every day. See Step 2.
If you’re in a , you may be able to get some assistance from OW. Talk to the staff at the halfway house about this.
A conditional sentence means you don’t serve your sentence in custody. So you may be eligible for assistance from OW.
You serve a conditional sentence in the community and there are strict conditions that you must follow. This is sometimes called “house arrest”.