1. Keep documents to prove when you were away
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Question & AnswerCan I leave Ontario and still get OW?
If you travel outside Ontario, Ontario Works (OW) can ask you to prove the date you left Ontario and the date you came back.
Keep all documents and receipts that can help to show these dates.
For example, you might be able to use:
- bus or train tickets
- airline tickets and boarding passes
- receipts that show when you arrived and when you left a campsite, hotel, or other place that you stayed
If OW asks you to prove your travel dates and you don’t have any documents you can use, you can make a . A community legal clinic may be able to help you do this.
Away for 7 days or less
If you’re gone for 7 days or less, OW does not cut off your for being away. But you might need to prove that you were not outside Ontario for any more than 7 days.